The U.S. and its allies began taking military action Saturday morning against Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi and his forces. French fighter jets began patrolling the no-fly zone Saturday morning, and the U.S. began firing missiles this afternoon against Gadhafi's forces. Earlier in the day pro-Gadhafi forces attacked the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, despite agreeing to a ceasefire.
In a statement in the afternoon Gadhafi called for Libyans to arm for "revolution." He also said that he will "open the arms depots to defend Libya, its unity and sovereignty and might," and that the interests of Mediterranean countries will be in danger.
Libyan state television reported that the bombings have injured civilians in Tripoli, Benghazi and Misrata. NPR and BBC reporters have been unable to confirm the injuries.
During a briefing the Pentagon said that the UAE and Qatar will join the military actions, but will announce it themselves. Currently, the operation is under the command of the U.S. African Command, under General Carter Hamm.
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