Saturday, March 19, 2011

BREAKING: US fires missiles into Libya

Times are GMT+2 (Jerusalem, Libya)

23:32 Drudge report headline reads WAR NO. 3: US FIRES MISSILES INTO LIBYA

22:46 110+ Tomahawk missiles from US, British ships have struck 20 Libyan targets (Breaking News - Headline only) 

21:57 BREAKING: US launches cruise missiles against Qaddafi's air defenses
The U.S. Navy fires the first U.S. Tomahawk cruise missiles against Libyan leader's Muammar al-Qaddafi's air defenses Saturday, a military source tells Fox News.
The U.S. military strikes clear the way for European and other planes to enforce a no-fly zone designed to ground Qaddafi's air force and cripple his ability to inflict further violence on rebels, U.S. officials said.
21:46 BREAKING: US launches first military strike inside Libya (NBC)

Obama will be delivering a statement shortly from Brazil (how convenient), followed by a White House press conference, which will both be available live here

21:30 U.S. has 3 submarines preparing for operations against Libya - official. Developing. (MSN)

Earlier today, French planes opened fire and destroyed several of Qaddafi's tanks and armored vehicles.

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