Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Watch out Gaddafi, this one could have your name on it! Allies' devastating air-strike near Libyan leader's Tripoli compound - 30th Mar 2011

They are the images that must strike terror deep inside the dark heart of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

Plumes of smoke and fire writhe in the air as the bullet-shaped bodies of missiles rain down over the Taiura suburb of Tripoli, near one of the Libyan dictator's residences, yesterday.

Journalists risked their lives to get these incredible shots capturing the bombs mid-air in the impossible moment before they smashed into the ground, tearing new holes in Tripoli.

While the regime focused on forcing rebels into a retreat, air strikes were launched against a highly-guarded residence of the Libyan leader in the suburb of Taiura late yesterday as Nato-led aircraft was reported to be seen flying past overhead.

Getty images photographer Mahmud Turkia managed to snap pictures of the bombs falling on the ‘tightly-guarded residence of Muammar Gaddafi and other military targets.’

Despite images like these, Barack Obama has sworn he and the rest of the Western coalition in Libya will not try to kill Gaddafi. Read More