Tuesday, August 23, 2011

NATO intercepted a Scud missile launched from the Libyan Sirte region

NATO forces intercepted a Scud missile launched, apparently by troops loyal to the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, from the city of Sirte, according to the Qatari Al-Jazeera network. According to a correspondent of the chain in Tripoli, a NATO fighter-bomber managed to intercept the trajectory of the missile and destroyed it in the air before it could reach any goal.

This is the second time in the space of a week that the armed forces still loyal to Gaddafi use this type of weapon to defend against attacks by insurgent forces, which have yet advanced to the capital. The projectile was also released earlier from the town of Sirte, which still control the forces loyal to Qaddafi, and did not involve any danger, falling in a desert area between the eastern town of Ajdabiya and Brega, the latter under rebel control.

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