Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3182 times:
France has destroyed 2 Ivorian warplanes in retaliation after a air strike which killed 8 of their troops.
The planes were two SU-25's and France jets are enforcing a no-fly zone around the Ivory Coast, and the president has ordered that if anymore aircraft are put up by the Ivory Coast military that the French can shoot them down if they cross the no-fly zone.
Iakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3316 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2753 times:
AFAIK there is nothing such as French military assets in Sierra Leone. (Lungi airport), and the reported F1's in Gabon are of no use at this distance, other than for propaganda aims.
Since the Belarus flying circus (aka ICAF) has been wiped out, there is no need for jets.
Transport a/c are on ABJ airport itself and helicopters are (probably) both there and in the French army base (marines) between the airport and the city.