A French Air Force Mirage 2000 jet make preparations at the Solenzara military air base before a mission over Libya
A French Air Force Mirage 2000 jet make preparations at the Solenzara military air base before a mission over Libya

A French fighter jet has shot down a Libyan military aircraft it is being reported.

According to ABC news the Libyan jet was brought down after attempting to violate the no-fly zone imposed by UN Resolution 1973 last week.

The resolution has so far been used mainly to impede attacks by Gaddafi's land forces against rebels and civilians.