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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Anti-aircraft fire reported in Libyan capital Tripoli

here are reports of four blasts, followed by anti-aircraft fire, in the Libyan capital.

A witness told Reuters of hearing heavy weapons and seeing smoke rising in the city on Thursday.

Coalition jets could be heard flying overhead throughout the morning and early afternoon in Tripoli, but they carried out no airstrikes, the agency said.

About 200 kilometres to the east in Libya's third-largest city, a rebel spokesman said government forces fired dozens of rockets at the coastal city of Misrata on Thursday.

The spokesman, identified by Reuters only as Abdelsalam, warned in a phone call with the agency of an impending "massacre" if NATO did not intensify strikes on troops loyal to Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi.

Abdelsalam said at least eight rebels have been killed and another 20 wounded in the rocket attacks. (read more)