Gaddafi’s forces hit with Tomahawks, air strikes

2011-03-25 14:38

WASHINGTON – The coalition enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya fired 16 Tomahawk cruise missiles and flew 153 air sorties in the past 24 hours targeting Muammar Gaddafi’s artillery, mechanised forces and command and control infrastructure, a US military spokesperson said today.

In addition to the Tomahawks, the coalition air forces used four JDAMs – GPS-guided bombs – against the Libyan leader’s military forces, said Nicole Dalrymple of the US Africa Command based in Germany.

Of the air sorties, the US aircraft flew 67 and other coalition air forces flew the remaining 86.

The figures were for the 24-hour period up to 8am, Dalrymple said.

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