40 bombs dropped on Libya
Washington – Three US B-2 stealth bombers have dropped 40 bombs on a major Libyan airfield in an attempt to destroy much of the Libyan Air Force, CBS News reported early on Sunday.
The television network also said that at the same time, US Air Force fighter jets conducted missions searching for Libyan ground forces to attack.
No US aircraft were lost during the missions, the report said.
There was no immediate official confirmation of the operation.
On Saturday, the United States unleashed a barrage of Tomahawk missiles against the Libyan regime’s air defences, but ruled out using ground troops in what President Barack Obama called a “limited military action”.
In a dramatic show of force, US warships and a British submarine fired at least 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Libya against Gaddafi’s anti-aircraft missiles and radar, the US military said.
Admiral William Gortney told reporters at the Pentagon that the cruise missiles “struck more than 20 integrated air defence systems and other air defence facilities ashore.”