Initial operation in Libya successful: Mullen

09:07, March 21, 2011      

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An U.S. F18 plane takes off the Aviano air base on March 20, 2011. (Xinhua/AFP)

Initial stage of an international operation to set up a no-fly zone over Libya "has been successful," said U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen on Sunday.

Speaking to ABC's "This Week" news program, Mullen said the government forces' advance on rebel stronghold Benghazi has been stopped. He told NBC's "Meet The Press" the operation has "limited goals," and isn't aimed at regime change in Libya.

The U.S. military and British forces on Saturday fired Tomahawk cruise missiles targeting Libya's air defense systems, while French and British fighter jets attacked targets in Libya. U.S. jets later participated in the action.

Source: Xinhua
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