UK Daily Mail
March 20, 2011
RAF Tornado jets today joined the attack in Libya just hours after British and American warships unleashed cruise missiles against Libya as the world finally turned on Colonel Gaddafi.
Following the start of the assault, the dictator said that western air raids amount to terrorism and that Libyan forces on the ground would be victorious, adding that he would not leave the country and people should defend him and the capital.
Stormshadow missiles were launched from the GR4 fast jets which had flown 3,000 miles from RAF Marham in Norfolk and back – the longest range bombing since the Falklands.
As part of a co-ordinated strike, a barrage of 112 Tomahawk cruise missiles – some of them British – was also fired at Libya to knock out the dictator’s air defence systems at more than 20 coastal locations.
This article was posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 5:27 am