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Welcome back everybody to Fox News on this very very busy news day -- we are again monitoring developments out of Libya at this hour as we understand it.
French planes have begun enforcing the no fly -- United States is standing at the ready Jennifer Griffin is live at the Pentagon with more on this Jennifer.
I am well we can confirm what AP first reported which is that US air and naval assets were not involved in these first strikes.
On that Libya on -- the French planes that that took out.
According to French authorities took out one -- vehicle.
They said we're not supported at this point in time by the US military.
But we are told that that you should expect and could expect later today US assets involved they've been heavily involved in planning.
And let me remind our viewers what we have based in the Mediterranean right now to support the operations -- in Libya you have.
Essentially five naval vessels you have two destroyers.
The US -- -- And the USS buried -- you also have to amphibious warships you have the USS kearsarge the USS Ponce.
You have a submarine USS Providence.
As well as a command and control control ship the USS Mount Whitney you do not have an aircraft carrier the aircraft carrier enterprise -- member.
It is back in the fifth fleet zone in the -- common area of operations that is not in the Mediterranean they had crossed through the Suez and where.
Pulling down towards the Gulf of Aden as of a few days ago.
But we're also told that.
Don't rule out the fact that that aircraft carrier even from the position in towards the gulf abate and could participate in this no fly zone over Libya so.
There are planning -- assets we're told.
But again US military assets not involved in these first strikes on on Libya not involved in -- first -- but again you're saying that.
Now you're being told -- we can expect.
US assets to be involved a little bit later.
That's right and I could include tomahawk missiles this could be fired of course from the Mediterranean you have that submarine USS Providence.
So again we're gonna know more later today where but but.
As as all eyes are on the skies over Libya.
Right now US assets not involved -- Jennifer Griffin great to see you thank you so much -- definitely be checking back with you throughout this afternoon.
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