Aug 26, 2011
British Tornado jets fired precision-guided missiles against a large bunker in Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.
The Tornadoes took off from RAF Marham in Norfolk on a long-range strike mission on Thursday night.
Libyan rebels are also building up their forces on the road to Sirte, sending tanks and rocket launchers.
Rebel leaders have appealed to foreign governments to unfreeze Libyan funds.
The UN has already agreed to release $1.5bn (Â£1bn) in Libyan assets – which had been frozen under sanctions – to help with immediate humanitarian needs.
This article was posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 at 4:08 am