US bombs remains of F-15 in Libya

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An F-15 fighter jet carrying two 1,000-pound missiles went down in a field near the eastern city of Benghazi on March 22.

US forces later bombed the remains of the crashed F-15 to destroy what they called sensitive technology.

A local man was injured in the US bombing of the F-15 crash site.

“Fortunately we got rid of it (the F-15 plane). Before that we were always worried by the plane crash but today after they blew it up we feel safe and everything is good,” Associated Press quoted a local resident as saying on Monday, April 25.

An international team of demolition experts has disposed of the scattered wreck.

The developments come as NATO airstrikes have destroyed Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi’s office in the capital, Tripoli. Reports say at least 45 people were wounded in the attack — 15 of them seriously.

Dozens of civilians have also been killed in Libya since the Western military alliance launched their attacks on the North African country.

The US Department of Defense has recently confirmed that it is using Predator missile strikes on Libya amid rising controversy over such attacks in other parts of the world.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Saturday that President Barack Obama had approved the use of armed Predator drones to improve the precision of strikes in Libya.

Meanwhile, the humanitarian situation in the western city of Misratah with the population of over one million has been reported as alarming with many people in dire need of food, water and medical supplies.

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called for an immediate ceasefire in crisis-hit Libya, urging that the resolutions made by the UN Security Council should be implemented.

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