Coalition fired 14 missiles at Libya overnight

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The coalition enforcing a  U.N.-backed no-fly zone over Libya fired 14 Tomahawk missiles  at the forces of leader Muammar Gaddafi overnight, the U.S.  military said today.
A spokesman for U.S. Africa Command in Germany said  coalition countries also dropped bombs on targets in Libya,  where Gaddafi remains defiant as the international military  campaign that began last week intensifies. The spokesman said  the number of bombs dropped had not yet been tallied.  [ID:nLDE72N006]
ABC News reported today that a French fighter jet  shot down a Libyan warplane over the city of Misrata in the  first violation of the no-fly zone.
Since the U.S.-led military coalition began establishing  the no-fly zone last week, it has fired more than 175 Tomahawk  missiles at Libya in an effort to suppress Gaddafi’s air  defenses and limit his ability to respond to jets patrolling  the country skies.

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