New round of air strikes against Libya

by Kirsty Tobin

10.27 Reuters report that forces loyal to Gaddafi are taking civilians from local towns into Misrata and using them as human shields.

10.15 Confusion arises as Sky News reports that Gaddafi is a legitimate target for UK military, while coalition forces have maintained that they are not targetting the dictator.

10.04 Unconfirmed reports are surfacing that one of Gaddafi’s sons is critically injured. He is reportedly fighting death in a Libyan hospital, following injury when a fighter jet crashed into the Gaddafi compound. Some reports state that he died yesterday.

9.43 Building in Gaddafi compound damaged by air strikes.

9:35 New air strikes launched around Ajdabiya. Ajdabiya is currently held by forces loyal to Gaddafi. Forces previously encamped in Benghazi have been pushed back to this north-eastern town.

British and French forces maintain that targets are being carefully chosen to avoid civilian casualties.

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