Monday, March 21, 2011

Rebels on the move as Gaddafi hit hard

Rebel fighters in Libya are attempting to wrest control of towns leading to Tripoli as the government-controlled capital endures a second day of international air strikes.

Western forces have begun targeting the Tripoli compound of Moamar Gaddafi, destroying a command and control facility just hundreds of metres from the embattled leader's home.

Meanwhile, rebels have begun moving out of their stronghold of Benghazi towards the capital, with heavy fighting reported on the road to the west of the city just outside of Ajdabiya.

Coalition air strikes have hit hard at Mr Gaddafi's air force, air defences, radar stations, missile emplacements and runways - anything that could bring down one of the coalition jets patrolling the skies.


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