May 28, 2011
A blast in central Tripoli has been attributed to a Nato strike – signalling a possible switch in tactics by the forces trying to unseat Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
The explosion followed a fifth straight night of air strikes, adding to military and diplomatic pressure on Col Gaddafi to end his 41-year reign.
Sky News correspondent Lisa Holland, reporting from the city, said she had heard the bomb hit somewhere near the centre.
“We’ve heard of two bombs this morning around 8am,” she said.
“The first didn’t appear to detonate. The second was in the general vicinity of Colonel Gaddafi’s compound – that’s not to say that the compound was actually hit – but it was in the north-west direction of central Tripoli.
This article was posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 4:04 am