As world leaders met today in
French officials have said that they expect military action could begin within hours after the meeting – but the outcome remained uncertain and it was not clear what effect developments on the ground might have.
France, Britain and the United States were among the major backers of a muscular U.N. Security Council resolution passed Thursday that authorizes a no-fly zone over Libya and “all necessary measures” to protect civilians.
The downed plane was a rebel fighter jet shot down accidentally. reports:
A warplane was shot down on Saturday over the Libyan city of
Azeldin al-Sharif, an opposition activist, said rebel forces had brought the plane down by mistake over the city of
The city came under attack from forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi on Saturday, including air strikes by planes loyal to the government.
“The fighter jet that was brought down this morning, was a revolutionary fighter jet and was hit by mistake. There is no communication on the ground,” said Sharif, head of the British-Libyan Solidarity Campaign.
French jets hit Qaddafi forces as civilians flee
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