October 20, 2011 / 5:40 PM / 9 years ago

French air force stopped Gaddafi convoy: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - French warplanes stopped the convoy taking Muammar Gaddafi out of his stronghold of Sirte on Thursday, before he was killed, French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet said.

“They were stopped in their advance by a French intervention,” Longuet told French i<Tele television.

Reporting by Vicky Buffery

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