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    Feb 28 (Reuters) - Opponents of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have held off an attack by pro-government forces near the town of Misrata and shot down a military aircraft, a witness told Reuters on Monday.

    Misrata is 200 km (125 miles) east of the Libyan capital. "An aircraft was shot down this morning while it was firing on the local radio station. Protesters captured its crew," said the witness, Mohamed.

    "Fighting to control the military air base (near Misrata) started last night and is still going on. Gaddafi's forces control only a small part of the base. Protesters control a large part of this base where there is ammunition."

    "Misrata is still under the control of the protesters," he said.
    “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

    Erwin


  • #2
    Good for them.
    August 29th will be the worst day of the year.

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    • #3
      Its said to be a helicopter that was shot down.
      "The real CEO of the 787 project is named Potemkin"

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      • #4
        Let's all hold our breath, this Middle East situation is getting to really worry me.

        What I find REALLY worrying is the threat of UN intervention.

        Nostradamus predicted the beginning of the 3rd world being started in a hot land by a man in a blue hat.

        What colour hat do UN forces wear ??
        If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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        • #5
          Originally posted by brianw999 View Post
          Let's all hold our breath, this Middle East situation is getting to really worry me.

          What I find REALLY worrying is the threat of UN intervention.

          Nostradamus predicted the beginning of the 3rd world being started in a hot land by a man in a blue hat.

          What colour hat do UN forces wear ??
          So, 7-year-old Nostradamus asks his Mom:

          -Mommy, what's for breakfast?

          -Don't you already know, you little b*****d?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by brianw999 View Post
            Let's all hold our breath, this Middle East situation is getting to really worry me.

            What I find REALLY worrying is the threat of UN intervention.
            We are so good (or so we are told) at launching unmanned vehicles onto precision targets in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere that you would think it a small matter to "take out" Ghaddafi in such a way and solve the problem before you can say "Security Council Resolution # xxxx".

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            • #7
              Meanwhile, one Dutch helicopter shot down in Libya, 5 onboard survived, 3 Dutch commandos arrested by pro-Khaddaffi, 2 civilians evacuated by other means, one Dutch.
              "The real CEO of the 787 project is named Potemkin"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Alessandro View Post
                Meanwhile, one Dutch helicopter shot down in Libya, 5 onboard survived, 3 Dutch commandos arrested by pro-Khaddaffi, 2 civilians evacuated by other means, one Dutch.
                Luckely less dramatic, she wasn't shot down but surounded after landing.

                The crew of 3 is now captured by the Khadaffi regime.
                “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

                Erwin

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                • #9
                  Good, Swedish media reported shot down,
                  http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/9...i__.html?p=1,1
                  (Dutch article).
                  Said to be a Lynx.
                  "The real CEO of the 787 project is named Potemkin"

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                  • #10
                    And two other jets down.

                    yesterday A Su-24 and F-1




                    http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=120932
                    “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

                    Erwin

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                    • #11
                      Impressive series of shots of a Mig-23 Flogger crashing. All happend this morning.

                      You can see the pilot ejecting.




                      “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

                      Erwin

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ErwinS View Post
                        Impressive series of shots of a Mig-23 Flogger crashing. All happend this morning.

                        You can see the pilot ejecting.
                        NOS Radio 1 news is reporting the plane was flying for the rebels, and that the pilot was killed.
                        Please visit my website! http://www.schipholspotter.com/

                        Don't make me use uppercase...

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                        • #13
                          UN has started military action.
                          http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42164455...ica/?gt1=43001
                          August 29th will be the worst day of the year.

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                          • #14
                            French warplane destroys 4 tanks, US launches missle strike.
                            August 29th will be the worst day of the year.

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