Fighter jets from Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) have destroyed seven tanks near the Libyan cities of Misrata and Ajdabiya, according the UK Ministry of Defense.
The RAF’s sorties are part of NATO alliance's enforcement of a no-fly zone, as mandated by the United Nations, over Libya. Britain is using twenty fighter planes in the Libyan campaign.
The Ministry said the RAF used Tornado GR4 combat aircraft, which the tanks with Brimstone anti-tank missiles and Paveway IV laser-guided bombs.
The weapons were discharged as part of armed air reconnaissance and overwatch patrols conducted over Misratah, Brega and Ajdabiyah,” a Ministry spokesman said.
RAF Typhoon aircraft conducted defensive counter air patrols as part of the no-fly zone enforcement.
In addition, Britain's guided missile destroyer Her Majesty's Ship Liverpool has replaced the frigate HMS Cumberland in conducting surveillance and embargo operations off the Libyan coast, in cooperation with the minesweeper HMS Brocklesby.
The latest strike follow an attack on targets in Brega, which mistakenly killed Libyan rebel troops.