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Danish F-16s running out of bombs over Libya

June 10, 2011 (by Asif Shamim) - RDAF F-16s’s operating against forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi in Libya are running out of bombs according to a June 9 report. A request to the replenish stocks has been made to the Netherlands.

"The Danish F-16s are about to run out of bombs to continue to attack Libya," the daily Politiken said, citing unnamed defence sources.

"The Danish military has therefore asked Holland for help," it added.

A spokesman for the Danish military's logistics division could not confirm the report but said his department was speaking to other coalition partners about supplies.

"It is our job to always support operations in the short, medium and long term, and we always have a close cooperation with our F-16 partnership countries, in particular Norway and the Netherlands," Anders Paaskesen of the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation told AFP.

Danish F-16s were some of the first jets to arrive for Operation Unified Protector and have been participating in the missions since March 20. 274 sorties have been carried out, resulting in 494 precision guided bombs being dropped, Inge Borggaard of the Air Force Tactical Command said.

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