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Operation ELLAMY update - 9 April 2011

9 Apr 11

Royal Air Force aircraft hit seven Main Battle Tanks on Friday 8 April 2011, as part of the UK's continued support for NATO's Operation Unified Protector to protect Libyan civilians and enforce UN Security Council Resolution 1973.

RAF Tornado GR4 Aircraft used Brimstone Missiles and Paveway IV Bombs in the area of Ajdabiyah hitting two tanks and in the area of Misratah hitting 5 tanks.

The weapons were discharged as part of armed air reconnaissance and overwatch patrols conducted over Misratah, Brega and Ajdabiyah.

RAF Typhoon aircraft conducted defensive counter air patrols as part of the No Fly Zone enforcement. Two RAF VC10 tanker aircraft supported the Tornado, Typhoon and other coalition sorties to provide air-to-air refuelling.

HMS Liverpool has taken over from HMS Cumberland undertaking surveillance and embargo operations alongside HMS Brockelsby. HMS Cumberland will now return to the UK.

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