Operation Unified Protector - Imagery
UK Operation Ellamy - Imagery
March 28, 2011 airstrike on ammunition storate site
Released March 31, 2011
The bunkers stored and provided ammunition to the elements of the Libyan Army operating in the north of the country .
The storage site was located north of the town of Sebha and served as an ammo resupply point for Libyan army units operating in the area near Misurata, in the northern part of Libya.
The facility was home to 40 concealed underground bunkers storing small arms and artillery munitions.
Nearby Libyan air defense were destroyed in an initial March 24, 2001 US and Royal Navy(from HMS Triumph) strike using Tomahawk missiles.
A co-ordinated US-UK air assault on the base then took place in the early hours of Monday 28 March with RAF Tornado GR4 aircraft, flying out of RAF Marham and refuelled en route by RAF VC10 aircraft, targeting bunkers to the north west of the site using Storm Shadow missiles.
Following this, and aistrikes by other coalition aircraft, all 40 bunkers at the facility were reported to have been destroyed.
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