France downs 5 planes, 2 choppers in Libya

In the past 24 hours French war jets  have destroyed 5 Libyan planes and two helicopters.

According to French military reports, the destroyed aircraft were being prepared to used against opposition forces near the northwestern city of Misrata. 

On March 17 the UN Security Council passed a resolution to establish no-fly zones over Libya. The joint operation against the forces of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, being carried since March 19  by Britain, France, the US, Belgium, Italy and several other countries to enforce the no-fly-zones, has so far failed to bring desired results, Russia’s military chief of staff, Nikolai Makarov, told Interfax on Saturday.

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