Dutch F-16s leave for Libya embargo mission

24th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Six Dutch F-16s are leaving Leeuwarden air force base on Thursday afternoon and flying to Decimomanu in Sardinia to monitor the arms embargo against Libya.

A spokesman for the Defence Ministry says they will carry out surveillance, gather intelligence and keep track of air traffic heading towards Libya.

A refuelling plane will assist the F-16s and the minesweeper HNLMS Haarlem will also be deployed to monitor the embargo.

The F-16s and the minesweeper are being deployed for three months. The refuelling plane is only available until 4 April.


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