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U.S. jets strike Gaddafi’s forces; coalition continues hitting Libyan air defenses

The Washington Post, 20 March 2011
Publié le : 21 mars 2011
 Peter Finn and Greg Jaffe 

"U.S. and allied warplanes continued pounding Libya's air defenses Sunday and launched deadly strikes against ground forces as Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi offered no serious military challenge to the establishment of a no-fly zone over his country.

"We judge these strikes to have been very effective in significantly degrading the regime's air defense capability, Vice Adm. Bill Gortney, the director of the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday.

"If the military gains were clear, the international and domestic political support for the U.N.-authorized campaign seemed to weaken. The Arab League voiced concern about civilian deaths, and leading Republicans demanded clarity on the ultimate goals."

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