French jets knock out 4 Gaddafi tanks

French warplanes destroyed four Libyan tanks in the eastern city of Benghazi, Al Jazeera reported on Saturday evening.

The attack came shortly after a first strike on Libyan territory by France, whose leaders say they are  pursuing a two-pronged goal of protecting civilians against Gaddafi’s army and enforcing a 150 km no-fly zone around Benghazi. 

The decision to intervene militarily in the Libyan conflict was made by representatives of the EU, the Arab League, the US, Canada and other countries who were meeting in Paris on Saturday.

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