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Laaska News May 26,2011 


Tripoli bombed again

On the night of May 26th NATO aircraft launched another series of air strikes on the Libyan capital Tripoli. According to preliminary reports, among the targets of the bombing run was an educational institution. The residence of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was Also bombed.

A Libyan rebel fighter. Photo: AFP   

Tripoli was hit with at least four powerful airstrikes during the night .

On the night of May 25th, NATO aircraft conducted one of the heaviest bombing campaigns on the Libyan capital since the beginning of the military campaign resulting iin the deaths of19 civilians and the injuring of more than 150.



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NATO airstrike kills 19 in Tripoli 

NATO likely planning ground operation in Libya, says Rogozin

NATO is resolving its own problems in Libya.

This opinion was expressed by Russia’s envoy to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin. According to him, the international coalition may be preparing a ground operation in the Jamahiriya. This is indicated by transfer of French and British combat helicopters to Libyan shores.

A Libyan rebel fighter guards a checkpoint near Revolution Square in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. Photo: AFP

Rogozin said that instead of blocking the flow of arms into the trouble spot, information has surfaced about weapons supplies. Strikes have started targeting facilities, situated in populated neighborhoods.

The diplomat said that Moscow intends to make a formal request to NATO leadership to clarify information pertaining to a possible ground operation in Libya.



NATO airstrike kills 19 in Tripoli 

TRIPOLI, May 24 (Xinhua) — A NATO airstrike killed 19 people and injured over 130 others in Tripoli overnight Tuesday, a government spokesman said.

Moussa Ibrahim told Xinhua that the air raid, the heaviest against the capital in more than two months, lasted over one hour, and also caused huge property damage.

The NATO military carried out over a dozen attacks against “barracks of the people’s guards,” who are volunteer units supporting the government forces.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziya residence was also severely damaged, and the windows of some civilian buildings several kilometers from the residence were shattered.

Locals said the raid caused them to panic as they failed to find shelters.

Late Tuesday, NATO conducted another air attack against the residence, and very powerful explosions could be heard from far away.



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