Missy Ryan and David Brunnstrom
July 31, 2011
NATO said on Saturday it had bombed three satellite dishes in Tripoli to stop “terror broadcasts” by Muammar Gaddafi, but Libyan state TV remained on air and condemned what it said was the targeting of journalists.
NATO has been bombing Libyan targets since March, when it intervened under a U.N. mandate to protect civilians from Gaddafi’s forces as he fights a revolt against his 41-year rule.
In a video statement titled “NATO silences Gaddafi’s terror broadcasts,” NATO official Colonel Roland Lavoie said NATO had disabled the ground-based satellites in a precision airstrike.
Libyan state television continued to broadcast, however, and the Libyan Broadcasting Corporation issued a statement saying three employees were killed and 15 wounded in the strike.
This article was posted: Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 6:10 am