Thursday, March 24, 2011
French fighter jets have shot down a Libyan warplane in the no-fly zone over the rebel-held city of Misratah, ABC News has reported.
The Soko G-2 Galeb plane was believed to the first Libyan jet sent into the skies over the country since the coalition began its bombing campaign.
There have been five consecutive nights of air strikes on targets across Libya in an attempt to prevent Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s air force from taking to the skies.
Shortly before it emerged that the Libyan warplane had been shot down, Foreign Secretary William Hague told the Commons: “There are no Libyan military aircraft flying.”
This article was posted: Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 8:37 am