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Danish planes running out of bombs

The Danish military forces operating in Libya are running out of bombs for their F-16 fighter jets and have asked The Netherlands to help replenish their stock, a report said yesterday.

“The Danish F-16s are about to run out of bombs to continue to attack Libya,” the Politiken daily 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 did 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 said.

Denmark was one of the first countries to offer air assets for the international air campaign to protect Libyan civilians from Col Gaddafi’s forces.

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