March 19, 2011
United States Strikes Libya
The United States, in concert with European air strikes, launched missiles into Libya today in an effort to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone and protect civilians from the regime of Muammar Gadaffi. Here is President Obama's statement on the strikes, codenamed Operation Odyssey Dawn.
Fighter Jet Shot Down Over Libya
Sky News has amazing footage of a fighter jet shot down over Benghazi, Libya, earlier this morning.The jet is thought to have been one of Khadaffi's, flying over Benghazi in a clear contravention of the declared ceasefire and the UN air strike threat. As of this afternoon, French jet planes are in the skies above Libya, preventing Khadaffi from attacking his own people. (Click through for footage of the crash.)