Several Libyan arrmored vehicles and anti-aircraft systems destroy by the coalition forces 2003115
Defense News - Libya
Sunday, March 20, 2011, 05:25 PM
Several Libyan arrmored vehicles and anti-aircraft systems destroy by the coalition forces.
American, British and French forces have attacked Libya from the sea and from the air to stop Colonel Gaddafi’s offensive on the rebel-held east of the country. The U.S. missiles hit at least 20 of Libyan 22 targets on Saturday March 20, 2011, the U.S. Africa Command said.
Libyan T-72 tank strike by the French aircraft of the International Coaltion against Libya
"It looks like things have gone well as far as the strikes are concerned," AFRICOM spokesman Lieutenant Commander James Stockman said. "We had 20 of 22 targets hit," he continued. "The other two targets are still under assessment," he added.
"We struck key integrated air defense and SAM surface-to-air missile sites near Tripoli, Misrata and Sirte," Stockman said.
Libyan SA-8 Gecko anti-aircraft missile system hit by the US missiles
The military operation against Libya's strongman Muammar Gaddafi who has ruled the country with an iron fist for more than 40 years began on Saturday, involving the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Canada and other countries.
A new UN Security Council resolution on Libya adopted on Thursday encompasses a no-fly zone and "all necessary measures" against forces loyal to Gaddafi.
Libyan television reported citing military officials that at least 50 civilians were killed and over 150 wounded in military attacks of the coalition forces, adding that many health and education facilities were ruined.