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Gadhafi's forces attack rebels in Benghazi in defiance of U.N.

Warplane is shot down by the rebels; fresh offensive comes after Obama warned Libyan leader not to attack the city


BENGHAZI, Libya — Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi entered the suburbs of the rebel-held city of Benghazi Saturday in defiance of a United Nations resolution, Al-Jazeera television reported.

However, the rebels were fighting back and a warplane flying overhead was shot down.

An Associated Press reporter saw the plane go down in flames outside the city after the area came under shelling. A black cloud went up over the city's southern outskirts.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42145571/ns/world_news-mideastn_africa/ "

...how many theaters of war does this make?

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do you know? a couple of weeks ago, when the rebelion started in Egipt, Ban-ki-moon said in a speach thet the UN is "prepared to do everything for ensuring whorld peace"

i whant to enhanse the words anything! things will change. and the time is coming for the great tribulation. God help me to one day i can be with all of you in paradise.

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I have since heard that it was the other way around... it was a rebel plane being shot down by Gaddifis forces... yes the pilot ejected safely, I think you can just see him in the picture ?

You can't walk with God while holding hands with the Devil.

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U.S. says five-nation coalition launching Libya strikes

WASHINGTON | Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:28pm EDT

(Reuters) - A coalition of the United States and four other nations launched military action against Libya on Saturday, officials said, as the West tries to force Muammar Gaddafi from power.

A U.S. official told reporters on condition of anonymity that a coalition including the United States, France, Britain, Canada and Italy had begun launching strikes on Libya designed to cripple Muammar Gaddafi's air defenses.

At least some Arab nations are expected to join the coalition later, the official said.

A second U.S. official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said missiles were launched from a warship against Libyan targets.

U.S. forces and planes will take part in the operation, called "Odyssey Dawn," that will mainly target air defenses around the Libyan cities of Tripoli and Misrata.

Some 25 coalition ships, including three U.S. submarines armed with Tomahawk missiles, are stationed in the Mediterranean, a military slide showed. Five U.S. surveillance planes are also in the area, it showed.

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RAF fighter jets and UK submarine launch missile strikes on Gaddafi as David Cameron says attack 'is legal and right'

29463=1034-article-1368028-0B41646400000 RAF Tornado jets launch 3,000-mile missile assault from Norfolk 94 people reported to have died in Gaddafi's strike on Benghazi Gaddafi says he will not leave and people should defend the capital Cameron says 'what we are doing is necessary, legal and right' Chancellor says no ground troop invasion on the cars 'at the moment' Three US B-2 stealth bombers dropped 40 bombs on Libyan airfields 112 Tomahawk missiles fired at Libyan air-defence by coalition troops full article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1368028/Libya-crisis-RAF-fighter-jets-UK-submarine-launch-missile-attack-Gaddafi.html

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