Danish F-16 jets bomb Libyan ammunition dumps
Danish F-16 fighters attacked ammunition dumps in Libya while an accident at the fighters' forward operating base in Sigonella, Sicily of Italy, led to them being diverted to Trapani, also in Sicily, said Denmark's Air Force on Wednesday.
In a statement, the Air Force said Danish F-16s have carried out three missions in areas south of the Libyan capital Tripoli, and south of its third-largest city, Misrata, in the past 24 hours, with eight precision-guided bombs being dropped against ammunition dumps, Xinhua reported .
Six Danish F-16 fighter jets are currently deployed as part of the NATO-led intervention against Libya, and are operating out of Sigonella Air Force Base in Sicily.
The statement added that Danish F-16s returning from missions over Libya are being directed to land at Trapani, Italy, after a United Arab Emirates (UAE) fighter jet suffered an accident on the runway at Sigonella.
The UAE F-16 veered off the runway Wednesday, but no casualties were reported. The runway remains closed.
In all, the Danish aircraft have carried out 130 missions since deployment to the Libya mission in mid-March.