Sweden offers fighter jets for Libya no-fly zone
Stockholm: Sweden is prepared to deploy up to eight fighter jets to help patrol the UN-authorised no-fly zone over Libya, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said Tuesday.
After a cabinet session where a bill was approved, Reinfeldt told parliament it was time to move from "words to action".
Sweden received a request to participate earlier Tuesday.
The Swedish JAS Gripen jets were however not to be used to target forces on the ground, the premier said after consulting with the main opposition parties.
In addition to at most eight fighter jets, Sweden was prepared to deploy a Hercules tanker plane and a reconnaissance plane.
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