Air strikes on Libya: mapped

A coalition of Western Allies has launched a series of air strikes against military targets in Libya. US and British warships and submarines in the Mediterranean, as well as British, US and French fighter jets, took part in the raids.

More fighters are now being moved to forward positions, closer to Libya. British jets are flying down to southern Italy. Danish and Canadian jets are on standby in Sicily.

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Ajdabiya airstrikes

Some of the first strikes targeted a convoy of pro-Gaddafi military vehicles on the road between Ajdabiya and Benghazi on Sunday 20 March.


Tripoli airstrikes

A missile strike caused extensive damage to Colonel Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli.

Cruise missile strikes

USS Barry airstrikes

US naval forces fired around 100 cruise missiles on the first night of strikes.


Misrata airstrikes

A resident in Misrata told the BBC that pro-Gaddafi forces, including snipers and tanks, were still active in the town on Sunday.

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