Qatar flies first sortie over Libya

The U.S. military says Qatar has flown its first sortie after joining the forces of 10 other nations enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya. A Qatar air force Mirage 2000-5 flew alongside a French Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet in a patrol Friday over Libyan airspace, the military said in a statement.

Turkey joins NATO in Libya military action

TURKEY’S parliament overnight approved sending a naval force off Libya as the Islamist-rooted government moved reluctantly to join military action in the conflict-torn country despite anger at Western-led air raids.

Libyan rebels form ‘interim government’

Libya’s pro-democracy fighters have formed an “interim government” even as forces backing the country’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi, press ahead with attacks against them. Heading up the new government as an interim prime minister is Mahmoud Jibril, who had been working as a representative to foreign powers.

Qatar warplanes head for Libya no-fly zone duty

Two Qatar Air Force fighter jets and a cargo jet flew to a Greek air base on the island of Crete Tuesday in the first sign of military operations by Qatar so far to help enforce a no-fly zone over Libya, officials said. The Mirage 2000 jets and the C-17 cargo aircraft made an unscheduled […]

U.S.-Led mission nears goal in Libya

An American-led military campaign to destroy Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s air defenses and establish a no-fly zone over Libya has nearly accomplished its initial objectives, and the United States is moving swiftly to hand command to allies in Europe, American officials said Monday.

US fighter jet crash lands near Benghazi, Libya, crew safe

A US warplane has crash landed in a Libyan field in the area around Benghazi, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. The pilot of the F-15E fighter jet was rescued by rebel soldiers after ejecting from the aircraft, it is understood. Another crew member is also thought to have ejected.