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Sunday, March 20, 2011
Libya live blog: Libyan military calls for cease-fire CNN
The latest developments on the situation in Libya, where coalition forces launched a series of coordinated airstrikes on Saturday after they were convinced Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was not adhering to a cease-fire mandated by the United Nations. Read our complete story and check out our full coverage on unrest in the Arab world. Also, don't miss a gripping, high-resolution gallery of images from Libya.
[3:39 p.m. Sunday ET, 9:39 p.m. in Libya] Four Italian warplanes have joined the international effort over Libya. The four Italian Tornados have taken off from Trapani air base in Sicily for Libya, CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
[3:37 p.m. Sunday ET, 9:37 p.m. in Libya] The United States has now fired a total of 124 Tomahawk missiles at Libya's air defense sites since strikes began Saturday night, Africa Command spokesman Vince Crawley tells CNN.