May 2, 2011
Angry mobs of Libyans have launched revenge attacks against British targets in Tripoli after a Western attempt to “assassinate” Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
The British embassy in Tripoli was set alight and other Western buildings targeted following an attack that killed members of the Libyan dictator’s family.
Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, the dictator’s youngest son, was killed by an airstrike on a house in Tripoli on Saturday night. The regime also said that three of Col Gaddafi’s grandchildren died.
Col Gaddafi himself was said to have been in the building at the time but emerged unhurt. His spokesman described the strike as “a direct operation to assassinate the leader of this country.”
This article was posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 at 2:49 am