-Several loud explosions heard in Tripoli and fire seen on horizon
-David Cameron confirms British troops are in action over Libya
-20 French planes patrolling over Libya as world leaders announce action
-Russian foreign ministry says they 'regret' Western decision to take action
-French defence official says fighter has fired on Libyan military vehicle
The British military are in action over Libya tonight, David Cameron confirmed, as an international coalition opened fire against Gaddafi's air defences.
The Prime Minister said 'what we are doing is necessary, legal and right' as he confirmed British military operations had begun.
Britain, the U.S., France, Canada and Italy were all launching strikes tonight according to U.S. sources in the biggest international military intervention in the Arab world since the 2003 Iraq war.