Tuesday: Coalition Trying to Expand Libyan No-Fly Zone, US fighter jet crashes in Libya; crew members safe
Monday: Air attacks largely destroy Libyan defence forces
Live stream: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12776418
Saturday, Official: U.S. fires missiles on Libyan air defenses
RANDOM UPDATES: Saturday
#2345 French denies this \/
#2319: Al-Jazeera's Rawya Rageh tweets: "Captured #AlJazeera team in #Libya: Lotfi Messaoudi (Tunisia), Ahmed Vall OuldAddin (Mauritania), Ammar Hamdan (Norway) Kamel Atalua (UK)"
#2309: LibyanYouthMovement tweets: "Be4 the the coalition started air strikes, we predicted mass defections by the remaining forces, looks like we may start to see them #Libya"
#2304: LibyanYouthMovement tweets: "ALL, yes ALL Gaddafi forces in ZINTAN have joined the #Feb17 revolution, Zintan now fully armed and ready #Libya #gaddaficrimes"
#2249 Libyan TV claims a french plane has been shot down
#1904: A US defence official tells Reuters that the US Navy has three submarines in the Mediterranean preparing for operations in Libya.
#1829 French military jet opens fire in Libya
#The first shots have been fired in Libya by French military jets enforcing the no-fly zone voted for by the UN
#French aircraft are preventing forces loyal to Libyan leader Col Gaddafi from attacking the rebel-held city of Benghazi, French President Nicolas Sarkozy says after a meeting of world leaders in Paris
#French aircraft also flew over "all Libyan territory" on reconnaissance missions, according to French military sources
#Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte tells journalists he believed British, French and Canadian aircraft would launch the first airstrikes, a BBC correspondent reports
#Earlier, Pro-Gaddafi forces launched an assault on Benghazi, a BBC journalist witnessed. A jet appears to have been shot down over the city