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Denmark sending combat jets to enforce Libyan no-fly zone

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Berlin, Mar 19, IRNA -- Denmark has been dispatching six US-made F-16 fighter jets to enforce a UN-mandated no-fly zone over Libya, Danish news reports said Saturday.

The Danish combat planes were on their way to the Italian island of Sicily where they could be used as part of a western bombing mission on Libya.

Four of the F-16 jets would take part in the operation and two would serve as backup planes.

The Danish parliament had given green light to the military mission at midnight.

Meanwhile, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen was due to participate in an international meeting in Paris on the Libyan crisis and implementation of the UN mandate.

Denmark has also taken part in other controversial western military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30305813

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