Wednesday, March 30, 2011

AJE Live Blog - Air Strikes Continue


And the air strikes continue. Explosions have reportedly shaken an eastern suburb of Tripoli, as warplanes staged a raid on the Libyan capital, a witness has told the AFP news agency

Libya's state news agency also reported the attack.

Shortly after the aircraft flew over the east and southeast suburbs of the city, explosions could be heard in the southeast Salaheddine district, targeting a military site in the area, said the witness, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Gaddafi's Bab al-Azizia [meaning Splendid Gate] home and compound is located in a southern suburb of the city - whch is also home to 1million people.

Jana, the official Libyan news agency, said "a civilian site in Tripoli has been the target tonight of bombing from the colonialist crusader aggressor." They continued:

The price of any bomb or missile launched by the crusaders on the Libyans is paid for by the Qatari and Emirati governments.

In this photo, a Canadian CF-18 fighter jet waits in Trapani before taking off on a night mission over the Mediterranean Sea. Canada has deployed six such Hornet jets to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya.


[Photo: Reuters]

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