French planes fired warning shot to stop Kadhafi: minister
Newsletter Subscription


Sunday, April 20, 2014


French planes fired warning shot to stop Kadhafi: minister

PARIS - French warplanes fired a warning shot to stop a convoy of vehicles carrying Moamer Kadhafi before he was killed in clashes in Libya, French Defence Minister Gerard Longuet said Thursday.

The convoy of several dozen vehicles "was stopped from progressing as it sought to flee Sirte but was not destroyed by the French intervention," Longuet told journalists.
Related Research on ASDReports.com:
Top 20 Defense Contractor Assessments

Libyan fighters then intervened, destroying the vehicles, from which "they took out Colonel Kadhafi," he added.

He said a French plane was sent to the area after news emerged of a large convoy of up to 80 vehicles trying to flee Sirte.

He said a French Mirage-2000 "was informed by the integrated general staff (of NATO) of the need for an intervention to prevent this column from advancing."

"A French warning shot was fired to prevent the column from proceeding and it divided," he said, after which some of the vehicles were confronted by fighters from Libya's National Transitional Council.

"In these clashes, vehicles were destroyed, people were wounded and killed and it was among them that... Kadhafi was a part," he said.


by Tanja Vujisic
(c) 2011 AFP
Published on ASDNews: Oct 20, 2011

 

Air Mission Planning 2014 Conference

Jun 2, 2014 - London, United Kingdom

Register More info


Forensic Enabled Intelligence 2014 Summit

Jun 23 - 25, 2014 - Washington, United States

Register More info


Safe Cities International 2014 Conference

Sep 16 - 18, 2014 - London, United Kingdom

Register More info


© 2004-2014 • ASDNews • be the first to know • contact usterms & conditionsprivacy policyadvertisingfaqs