Qaddafi is now opening up his country's arms caches and arming the public. He has threatened to attack targets in the Mediterranean.
The U.S. and UK have both fired Tomahawk missiles at targets near Tripoli. Chief targets are Libyan air defenses, according to Reuters.
French jets have destroyed four tanks south west of Benghazi, according to Reuters. There are also reports that strikes have damaged or destroyed a Qaddafi controlled air base.
20 French warplanes are flying around Benghazi, according to Sky News. There are no U.S. planes flying over Libya yet, according to a Pentagon spokesmen.
This operation has been named Odyssey Dawn. NBC correspondent Richard Engel has pointed out that today's operation begins 8-years to the day after the start of the war in Iraq.
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