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Explained: The UK's role in Libya mission

RAF Typhoon planes flew to Italy one day after the international community began enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya.

The British Defence Secretary Liam Fox said the action demonstrated that the international community would not stand by while people suffered in Libya.

But the Secretary-General of the Arab League said the military action had gone further than it had expected.

The BBC's Defence Correspondent Caroline Wyatt reports.

  • 20 Mar 2011