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France uses unexplosive bombs in Libya: spokesman

English.news.cn   2011-04-29 02:57:31 FeedbackPrintRSS

PARIS, April 28 (Xinhua) -- France has started this week to use unexplosive bombs to strike targets on the ground in Libya in the hope to reduce unnecessary damage to nearby civil infrastructures and civilians, the military's spokesman Thierry Burkhard said on Thursday.

At a press conference, Burkhard said the unexplosive bombs, around 300 kilograms and stuffed with concrete mass instead of explosives, have been adopted since Tuesday to hit vehicles of Libya force loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.

The purpose to use concrete bombs was to increase accuracy of each strike and reduce unnecessary damage, he said, denying that the air operation in Libya by the foreign coalition was running short of aircraft or munitions.

Some early report said Britain, France and other European countries were running low on stocks of laser-guided bombs, but several officials of NATO and allied countries since last week have stood out to deny bomb shortage in the Libya operation.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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