Six Danish F-16s set to take off from Sicily for Libya: ANSA

AFP , Sunday 20 Mar 2011

Denmark fighters are ready to take off to take part in the international campaign against Gaddafi

Six Danish F-16 fighter are ready to take off from Italy's Sigonella air base to join the international air campaign against Muamer Gaddafi's forces in Libya, ANSA quoted a senior Italian military official as saying Sunday.

Rocco Massimo Zafarana said the Danish aircraft arrived Saturday at the base in Sicily, which is being used to support Operation "Odyssey Dawn" launched to protect Libyan civilians under a mandate of the UN Security Council.

"We do not know if other aircraft will arrive from other countries, but we are ready to welcome them and to provide them with all the necessary support," Zafarana added.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi told a crisis summit on Libya in Paris that his country was offering its military bases "for now" but did not rule out a bigger participation later.

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