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Libya fires missile at Italian ship

Projectile 'falls well short'

03 August, 14:01
Libya fires missile at Italian ship (ANSA) - Rome, August 3 - Libya fired a missile at an Italian ship enforcing the UN-mandated blockade of the North African country Wednesday, Italian government sources told ANSA.

The projectile fell "well short" of the Bersagliere, a missile-equipped patrol ship, they said.

It was the first such attack on a vessel in the NATO-led force supporting the Benghazi-based rebels fighting Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

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