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(Reuters) - The international community must act fast over the situation in Libya, a French government source said on Saturday after forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi attacked the rebel-held city of Benghazi.
"Everything is ready (to act) but the decision is now a political one. It's clear we have to move quickly," the source said, hours before France was due to host an international meeting to discuss military intervention.
(Reuters) - Libyan government forces are involved in no military action in or around the eastern rebel-held city of Benghazi, a government spokesman said on Saturday.
"There are no attacks whatsoever on Benghazi. As we said, we are observing the ceasefire and we want international observers to come," Mussa Ibrahim, the spokesman, told Reuters.
"There are rebels attacking villages and towns trying to instigate outside military intervention."
Originally posted by buni11687
Edit- I do not know what kind of plane it is
Edit 2 - Watching al jazeera live and they said the rebels have 2 mig-23's but it is still unclear what kind/whos plane it was. Gunfire and plumes of smoke can be seen by their reporters. This link is al jazeera live english.aljazeera.net...
(Reuters) - Libyan armed forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi are under attack from rebels near Benghazi, Libya's state news agency said, contradicting rebel reports that troops were attacking the city.
"Al Qaeda gangs are attacking units of the armed forces which are stationary west of Benghazi," the Jana news agency said. Libyan officials describe the rebels as belonging to al Qaeda, though the rebels say that is not true.
CAIRO, March 19 (Itar-Tass) -- The units loyal to Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi are attacking Benghazi from three sides. The army units began an assault from the sea and from the south, Al-Jazeera TV Channel reports. The reports that came recently said that the army units entered the western suburbs of Benghazi, the second largest city of the country held by the insurgents, after massive shelling and air strikes.
1:08pm Libyan forces loyal to Gaddafi fired artillery shells into the rebel-held city of Misurata and water supplies were still cut off, a resident said.
"They (Gaddafi's forces) bombed the town with four or five artillery shells in the early hours today. The situation is relatively calm now. But they are still on the outskirts of the town, and water to Misrata is still cut off," the resident, called Mohammed, told Reuters by telephone from the city.
Originally posted by Wolfcomplex
Not a mig 23 I think because it has two little stabilizer wings on the nose, you can see that from the photograph