Canadian military jets join Libya air patrols

Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:26pm EDT
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian military jets flew their first missions over Libya on Monday as part of the U.N.-mandated intervention, officials said.

Four CF18 fighter jets and two tankers conducted a patrol off northern Libya, but did not fire shots at any targets, Defense Minister Peter MacKay told reporters in Ottawa.

(Reporting David Ljunggren, Randall Palmer, Writing Allan Dowd, Editing by Peter Galloway)