Current conflict reprises 1986 US-Libya clash (AP) – 524th Edition

23 03 2011

In this image taken from Libyan State TV, broadcast Tuesday March 22, 2011, showing Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as he talks to a large crowd in Bab El Azizia, Libya. (AP Photo/Libyan State TV) TV OUT - EDS NOTE : THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO VERIFY DETAILS OF LOCATION OR DATE OF GADHAFI APPEARANCE - NO TRANSLATION FOR ON SCREEN ARABIC SCRIPT.AP – After brutal violence led to civilian deaths, U.S. jets screamed across the skies of Moammar Gadhafi’s Libya, bombing military air fields and barracks as anti-aircraft fire erupted around them. But this air attack, code named “Operation El Dorado Canyon,” was a generation ago, and the president was Ronald Reagan, not Barack Obama.

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