Friday, March 18, 2011

Canadian war planes going to Libya: Harper - CTV News

CTV Montreal - Canadian war planes poised to enforce Libyan no-fly zone: Harper - CTV News, Mar. 18, 2011:

"Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will send CF-18 fighter jets to help enforce a no-fly zone over Libya, despite Moammar Gadhafi's ceasefire declaration.

"Canada's six war planes will join an international effort authorized by the United Nations Security Council on Thursday night.

"'If Col. Gadhafi does not comply with this Security Council resolution, Canadian armed forces working with other like-minded nations will enforce this resolution,' Harper said.

"The jets were to leave Canadian Forces Base Bagotville in Quebec as early as Friday afternoon for an air base in Italy. About 150 support staff will be joining them."

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