US, UK and French forces have begun attacks on government targets in Libya.
French planes flew reconnaissance yesterday and fired the first shots today. They have destroyed a number of armoured vehicles and tanks.
UK submarines have attacked air defence targets and their planes have fired missiles. In total US & UK forces have fired more than 110 missiles already.
Canada said a naval blockade had been implemented as well. Italy has offered use of their airbases for operations.
UK PM David Cameron described the action as “legal, necessary, and right.”
Barack Obama said the US was taking “limited military action” as part of a “broad coalition”. “We cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy.”
Earlier Libya claimed to have implemented a ceasefire, but media reported pro-Gaddafi tanks rolling into Benghazi and attacks continuing in Misrata, Adibaya and other towns. A fighter jet was shot down over Benghazi.
Libyan state TV is claiming “crusader enemies” are bombarding civilian targets in Benghazi, Zuwarah, Misrata after their ceasefire.