July 30, 2011
Nato has bombed three satellite dishes in Tripoli to stop “terror broadcasts” by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, as the regime hit back with taunts at Britain for recognising the rebel leadership.
“A few hours ago Nato conducted a precision air strike that disabled three ground-based Libyan state TV satellite transmission dishes in Tripoli,” said Colonel Roland Lavoie, Nato spokesman.
But Libyan television continued to broadcast, and early on Saturday was showing a repeat of a political talk show from the previous evening.
Nato has been bombing Libyan targets since March, when it intervened under a United Nations mandate to protect civilians from Gaddafi’s forces as he fights to crush an uprising against his 41-year rule.
This article was posted: Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 4:22 am