Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Intense NATO bombardment against Gaddafi in Tripoli effective

Tripoli (Editorial / Agencies) .- fighter jets Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) held on Monday night of a series of air strikes on the Libyan capital, Tripoli, media reported. BBC radio images showed strong explosions in the city, with thick black smoke rising into the sky. The BBC described the air strikes as the most intense against the Libyan capital.

There were about 20 explosions, also near the residence of the leader Muammar al-Gaddafi at the base of Bab al Asisiya. At least three people died and 150 were injured, media reported quoting a spokesman for the Libyan government. NATO confirmed the military operation at night. The target was a fleet of Gaddafi's regime in the Bab al Asisiya military base.

NATO aircraft launched a series of precision guided weapons, NATO said in a statement posted on its website. The tank car had from the beginning an important role in the repression of the protests. Three dead and hundreds injured At least three people were killed and 150 wounded in multiple attacks by NATO aircraft this morning in Tripoli said the Libyan regime's mouthpiece, Musa Ibrahim, on state television.

The NATO bombing was very intense this morning and heard at least 12 loud explosions in the capital, some of them in the Bab Aziza, where the presidential compound of Muammar al-Gaddafi, according to the Qatari television network Al Jazeera. Ibrahim said NATO aircraft carried out a series of between 12 and 18 attacks on army barracks Libyan volunteers, which were empty, and said there were casualties among civilians living nearby.

According to some Western media correspondents in the Libyan capital, the most intense attacks would be carried out by the Alliance in Tripoli since the start of international operations, reports EFE. The attacks come after France and England announced yesterday, Monday, to deploy combat helicopters in the NATO operations in Libya.

The helicopters will allow to carry out ground attacks more closely and refine the objectives. The British foreign secretary, William Hague, was also on Tuesday in favor of strengthening the Alliance's military campaign in Libya and said that shares all the strategies of France, which has already sent at least 12 helicopters to bolster operations against Gaddafi's regime.

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