March 19, 2011 / 2:32 PM / in 7 years

French reconnaissance planes over Libya: source

PARIS (Reuters) - French reconnaissance planes were flying over Libya on Saturday, a French military source told Reuters at 1415 GMT, as world powers met in Paris to coordinate a U.N.-mandated military intervention.

<p>France's Prime Minister Francois Fillon (L) and President Nicolas Sarkozy (C) attend a working lunch at the Elysee Palace in Paris March 19, 2011. At right is Iraq's Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari. World leaders gathered in Paris on Saturday to discuss a coordinated military intervention in Libya, where Muammar Gaddafi defied the West with an advance into the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. REUTERS/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS)</p>

“There are French reconnaissance aircraft over Libya,” the source said.

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