Saturday, March 19, 2011
United States, Britain and France attack forces Gaddafi
U.S. forces and the United Kingdom joined France in its air attacks against the troops of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya.
U.S. missile strikes on Libyan air defenses, an operation that comes after French warplanes launch attacks against forces loyal to the regime of Muammar Gaddafi announced CNN.
The television said the missiles have reached the western part of the country, reaching targets near Tripoli and Misrata, the third largest city.
The projectiles were fired from U.S. Navy ships located in the Mediterranean.
President Barack Obama from Brazil said the U.S. was prepared to "act urgently" to protect the population against the Libyan regime of Gaddafi attacks, Efe reported.
From Paris, French Foreign Minister, Alain Juppe, warned that military action against Gaddafi's regime will be maintained "in coming days" until the yield and meet Libyan leader "at the bottom of the letter" resolution United Nations (UN).
Resolution 1973 adopted on Thursday by the Security Council of the UN authorized the use of force to protect civilians from attacks by Libyan forces Gaddafi.
For its part, British forces also intervened on Libya on Saturday said Prime Minister David Cameron.
"Tonight, British forces engaged on Libya. They are part of the international coalition that has been created to fulfill the wish of the UN and protecting the Libyan people," said Cameron.
Earlier the head of staff in Paris, had announced that French jets attacked from the air vehicle and destroyed it completely. The vehicle belonged clearly to units loyal to Gaddafi added.
The military action approved by the United Nations started in parallel to a special summit of politicians in Paris chaired by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
For his part, sources in the Libyan city of Benghazi told the Arabic channel Al Jazeera that the jets reportedly bombed four tanks of government forces on the outskirts of the great city of the country's main opposition stronghold. So far no casualties were reported.