NATO daytime air-strike rocks Gaddafi's palace

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Tripoli, Jun 7: Making a tough time for Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi, the NATO forces have started daytime air strikes on the country's capital on Tuesday, Jun 7.

The daytime air-strike was started just a day after NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned of more attacks on Gaddafi, who is refusing to step down the power amidst surging pressure from international community.

Media reported that NATO fighter jets bombed various targets in Tripoli, including Gaddafi"s palace. Locals said that they heard three huge explosions near Qaddafi"s Bab Al Aziziyah complex.

NATO targets include the popular guard compound and revolution compound, which are military barracks near Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound, and state television buildings. Libyan government officials said that the attack on television network killed two people and injured 16.

"We believe NATO understands that its military campaign is failing miserably," said Musa Ibrahim, the government spokesman adding "No one has the right to shape Libya's future except for Libyans."

Any how, NATO forces rejected Libya's accusation of attack on television network. The alliance said that their target was military intelligence headquarters in downtown Tripoli.

"We did not target or hit the Libyan broadcast facilities. What we did target was the military intelligence headquarters in downtown Tripoli," the alliance said. "The story coming from Libyan officials that we targeted and hit the state broadcaster's building is bogus."

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