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Italian Air Force on High Alert; More Naval Ships Deployed

After yesterday’s incident involving the two Libyan Air Force defectors who landed their Mirage fighter jets in Malta, Italy placed its air bases on high alert, specifically the bases at Trapani and Gioia del Colle (Bari).  Italy has also deployed several naval vessels, including an electronic warfare ship, towards Libya.  Italian Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa characterised the events as routine, saying there was no specific alarm, but measures needed to be taken to prepare for a possible fall of Gaddafi.

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