Canada carries out attacks in Libya

AP News
Posted: Mar 23, 2011 2:27 PM
Canada carries out attacks in Libya

Canada carried out its first attacks in the UN-sponsored campaign to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya, dropping four laser-guided bombs on an ammunition depot.

Maj.-Gen. Tom Lawson, the deputy chief of air force staff, said that four CF-18 jet fighters, supported by two air-to-air refueling aircraft, conducted two separate bombing runs Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

The first attack took place overnight near Misurata, Libya's third-largest city, located east of Tripoli.

He had no information on where the second attack place or what kind of damage it may have inflicted.