Sarkozy says air forces in action over Libya

By REUTERS
March 19, 2011 17:12

PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said allied air forces had gone into action on Saturday over Libya and were preventing Muammar Gaddafi's forces attacking the rebel city of Benghazi.

"Our planes are already preventing air attacks on the city," he said adding that military action supported by France, Britain, the United States and Canada and backed by Arab nations could be halted if Gaddafi stopped his forces attacking.


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