Britain readies 'bunker-busting' bombs for Libya

By REUTERS
May 29, 2011 22:38

 
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TRIPOLI – Britain is to add "bunker-busting" bombs to the arsenal its warplanes are using over Libya, a weapon it said on Sunday would send a loud message to Muammar Gaddafi that it is time to quit.

"We are not trying to physically target individuals in Gaddafi's inner circle on whom he relies but we are certainly sending them increasingly loud messages," British Defense Secretary Liam Fox said in a statement.

"Gaddafi may not be capable of listening but those around him would be wise to do so," he said.

His ministry said the Enhanced Paveway III bombs, each weighing nearly a ton and capable of penetrating the roof or wall of a hardened building, have arrived at the Italian air base from where British warplanes fly missions over Libya.

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