NATO says sinks eight Libyan warships

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NATO aircraft sank eight warships belonging to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in overnight attacks, said the alliance.



The ships were sunk in coordinated attacks on the ports of Tripoli, Al Khums and Sirte, an alliance statement said, Reuters reports.
“Given the escalating use of naval assets, NATO had no choice but to take decisive action to protect the civilian population of Libya and NATO forces at sea,” Rear-Admiral Russell Harding, deputy commander of the NATO mission in Libya, said in the statement.