24 Aug '11, 1am

More scuds fired last night @ #Misrata Regime has 240 ballistic missiles "Scud B" model with Range of abt 300KM #Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya: Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi fired several Scud missiles from the regime's bastion of Sirte at rebel-held Misrata further up the coast late Tuesday, a rebel source said. "Scuds launched from Sirte towards Misrata, loud explosions heard," the media centre of the Misrata military council said in a statement. There were no further details and the report was not confirmed by any independent source. On Tuesday NATO officials said one of the unguided rockets had been fired at Misrata from the neighbourhood of Sirte, Gaddafi's birthplace, the previous day. It "landed in the coastal area of Misrata, most likely in the sea or on the shore," chief NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said, adding "we are not aware of damage or casualties." The United States and NATO said on August 15 that Gaddafi forces had used the Scud for the first time since NATO bega...

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