Spain providing aircraft and warships to anti-Gaddafi coalition

Spanish Air Force F-18

From DPA:  Spain will provide six aircraft, a frigate and a submarine as part of the international effort to enforce a no- fly zone to protect the Libyan people, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said Saturday.

The aircraft will include four fighter bomber F-18s, a [Boeing 707] tanker aircraft and a patrol plane. …

"This is about protecting the Libyan people," said Zapatero. 

From the AP:  [Spain also placed] two bases at NATO’s disposal, Rota and Moron de la Frontera, where several U.S. Air Force planes were seen Friday.  (photo:

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