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F-18 fighter jets and C-130 cargo planes took off from the US air base in Aviano, northern Italy on Sunday, as part of the international effort to enforce a UN-mandated no-fly zone in support of rebel forces in Libya. Weapons were seen being transported around the base and loaded onto F-18 fighter jets and C-130 cargo planes. The US air base in northern Italy, which is home to the 31st Fighter Wing, is the region's only US air base with aircraft assigned to it. The US and European nations targeted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces with airstrikes and dozens of cruise missiles on Sunday. The US military said 112 Tomahawk cruise missiles have been fired from American and British ships and submarines at more than 20 coastal targets to clear the way for air patrols to ground Libya's air force.