Monday, Apr 23, 2018
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio


NATO hits targets around Gadhafi hometown

Sirete besieged by Libyan revolutionary forces

SIRTE, Libya — NATO says warplanes have struck several military targets in Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown as Libyan revolutionary forces besiege the area in an attempt to wear down supporters of the fugitive leader holed up inside.

The alliance said Monday that it hit eight targets around Sirte the previous day, including an ammunition and vehicle storage facility, a multiple rocket launcher and other military sites.

Located on Libya’s central Mediterranean coast, Sirte is one of the most stubborn strongholds for Gadhafi loyalists.

Revolutionary fighters have faced fierce resistance in efforts to take the city and the NATO airstrikes could be aimed at softening up targets for a new push in coming days.

Points of Interest
Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2018 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…