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Air strikes on Libya

Dozens of US fighter jets took off and landed at the Aviano air force base in northern Italy on Saturday morning, as the air campaign in Libya continued. Huge explosions shook a military site in an eastern suburb of Libya's capital early on Saturday as Western forces piled pressure on Colonel Muammar Gaddafi with a barrage of air strikes and rebels retook the strategic oil town of Ajdabiya. The blasts, on the eighth day of a Western bombing campaign to halt attacks by Gaddafi's forces on civilians, left a radar facility in flames in Tajura, home to several military bases, a witness told AFP. Gaddafi 'has virtually no air defence left to him and a diminishing ability to command and sustain his forces on the ground', said Gortney following the UN-mandated air strikes launched on March 19 by the United States, Britain, and France.

Source : Euronews and Sky News

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