April 22, 2011
NATO aircraft has bombarded south-western parts of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, killing seven civilians, reports AFP, quoting Libyan state television.
In addition, the Libyan state information agency Jana says NATO planes have also attacked the town of Bir al-Ghanam, to the south of Tripoli, killing four more civilians there.
The attacks of the “crusader aggressors” were aimed at civilian and military targets and destroyed several houses in Tripoli, claims Libyan TV.
Meanwhile, Al-Jazeera reports on Thursday morning that NATO aircraft have struck the crucial oil-production city of Ajdabiya in the west of the country.
NATO however denies killing civilians in the Tripoli air-strike, stating their target was a military compound, reports AFP.
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Later on Thursday a Libyan rebel leader alleged that opposition forces have taken control of a post on the Tunisian border near a former rebel-held town.
The reported capture of the Dhuheiba border crossing could open important channels to the nearby town of Nalut, about 240 kilometers southwest of Tripoli.