Apache copters to hunt "paranoid" Gaddafi
British newspapers, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph, reported that British intelligence agency, MI6, had access to intelligence about Colonel Qaddafi"s movements and told Prime Minister that Qaddafi was "increasingly paranoid, on the run, and hiding in hospitals by night."
"There"s a consensus that we need to be turning the screw now, and that"s partly informed by our intelligence of what"s going on on the ground. One quite striking thing is the fact that Qaddafi appears to be moving from hospital to hospital. What he is doing is moving from one place we won"t bomb to another place we won"t bomb," The Telegraph quoted a British official as saying.
NATO forces continued severe strike on Gaddafi's compound on Thursday, May 26. Localities and western media reporters in Tripoli accounted that they heard five loud blasts in the vicinity and smoke rising from Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziyah base.
Meanwhile, Libya's Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi called for cease-fire and said that the government would be willing to talk to the rebels. He said Libya was asking the United Nations and the African Union to work out the timing of a cease-fire, and he invited international observers to verify that it was taking place.
Anyhow, White House rejected Libyan Prime Minister's call for cease-fire by saying that the Muammar Gaddafi"s government is not complying with a UN resolution intended to protect the Libyan people.