France Could Extend Libya Operations beyond Benghazi

Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 01:59 PM

 

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PARIS - France could extend its military operations over Libya beyond the Benghazi area from Wednesday, a spokesman for the French armed forces said on Tuesday.

"We shall see what the missions do tomorrow, but it is something that is effectively possible," Colonel Thierry Burkhard told a news briefing.

France has concentrated its air strikes in the area around the rebel stronghold of Benghazi since it spearheaded the coalition military intervention in the country on Saturday.

Amid reports of divisions between coalition partners, the spokesman also said that France informed its allies of all its operations before launching air strikes.

"Even before the operations that were carried out on Saturday (March) 19 above Libya, the chiefs of the armed forces of France, Britain and America were in close coordination," Burkhard said.

"Our counterparts were kept up to date on all our intentions and did not show any objections," he added.

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