August 26, 2011 / 11:44 AM / 8 years ago

British jets strike Gaddafi hometown bunker

LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - British Tornado jets fired cruise missiles overnight at a headquarters in deposed Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Friday.

“At around midnight, a formation of Tornado GR4s ... fired a salvo of Storm Shadow precision guided missiles against a large headquarters bunker in Sirte,” it added in a statement.

The Tornadoes took off from RAF Marham in Norfolk, eastern England, it added. (Stephen Addison; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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