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Article published the Wednesday 31 August 2011 - Latest update : Wednesday 31 August 2011

NATO forces bomb Kadhafi's hometown of Sirte

REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

By RFI

NATO forces confirmed Wednesday that they bombed the area around Moamer Kadhafi's hometown of Sirte over night, as well as the nearby town of Bani Walid.Rebels say Bani Walid is one of the possible towns where Kadhafi could be hiding.

NATO stepped up air strikes in the vicinity of Bani Walid on Tuesday, destroying three surface-to-surface missile launchers, one ammunition storage facility, one tank and rocket launcher storage facility, as well as an unspecified military facility, according to NATO's daily operations update.

NATO had only hit five other targets in Bani Walid in the past week, three on Monday and two others in the previous seven days, according to alliance
figures.

The mission's military spokesman, Colonel Roland Lavoie, said Tuesday that the NATO-led coalition was now focusing on "the corridor between Bani Walid and the eastern edge of Sirte."

NATO struck 35 targets around Sirte on Monday alone and continued the barrage on Tuesday, hitting 12 vehicles mounted with weapons, three tanks, and one command and control facility, one command post, one radar, and another military facility.

Omar Hariri, head of military affairs for the rebels, said Tuesday that Kadhafi may be hiding in Bani Walid or in the outskirts of the capital. But he stressed that since Libya is in a state of war information changes rapidly.
 

tags: Libya - Moamer Kadhafi - Nato
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LONG LIVE THE SPIRIT

THEY CAN BOMB LIBYA,THEY CAN KILL OUR BIG BROTHER,THEY CAN UNFREEZE EACH DIME TO THE 'SO CALLED' THE PEOPLE OF LIBYA,BUT THEY CAN'T DESTROY THE SPIRIT OF TOGETHERNESS WHICH OUR 'BIG BROTHER(MUAMMAR GADHAFFI)'IS THE PIONEER,OUT OF OUR MINDS...........LONG LIVE AFRICA,AND LONG LIVE THE SPIRIT OF TOGETHERNESS.

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