Thursday, March 24, 2011

Libya in flames: French fighter jets shoot down Gaddafi warplane in battle for Misratah - 24th Mar 2011

Allied planes have bombed Libya for a fifth night, targeting military sites as reports emerged a French fighter jet had shot down a Gaddafi warplane in breach of the no-fly zone.

However, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime attempted a propaganda coup by parading the charred bodies of what they claim are civilian casualties.

Despite U.S. denials of any deaths of civilians, Gaddafi's officials took journalists to a Tripoli hospital earlier today to show the bodies of 18 military personnel and residents they said were killed by Western warplanes or missiles overnight.

The allied forces have hit Libya for five consecutive nights, and footage was broadcast which claimed to show burning rubble and armoured vehicles in a Libyan government compound after allied bomb attacks on Tripoli. Read More