24 MAR 2011
FRENCH fighter jets have shot down a Libyan warplane amid claims that forces loyal to leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi violated the country's UN-sanctioned no-fly zone.
The Libyan warplane, a Soko G-2 Galeb, reportedly flew over Misrata about 130 miles east of Tripoli before it was shot down by the French jets.
The incident was believed to be the first time a Libyan jet was sent into Libyan airspace since the coalition bombing began, and the first time one was shot down since the coalition began bombing Libya.
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