Wednesday, August 24, 2011

'Gaddafi Forces Bombard Central Tripoli' - 24th Aug 2011

Colonel Gaddafi's forces have attacked several locations in central Tripoli, according to rebel sources, including the former leader's own compound.

A rebel spokesman said: "There were bombardments on Bab al-Aziziyah (compound), Al Mansoura area and another area near Rixos hotel.

"Most of this bombardment was carried out by the regime's cells positioned in the Abu Salim area."

Fighting is also underway in the south of Tripoli, where rebels believe Col Gaddafi is hiding.

As Col Gaddafi's forces began to hit back, members of the rebels' transitional government are preparing for a move to Tripoli, where they intend to establish an interim administration.

The counter-attack comes as Col Gaddafi - now believed to be hiding somewhere in the city - called for the city's residents to "cleanse" the capital of insurgents in an audio broadcast on Syrian television. Read More