23 Mar '11, 10am

A defiant Muammar Gaddafi said Libya is 'ready for battle' as Western leaders mulled over their next steps

A defiant Muammar Gaddafi said Libya is 'ready for battle' as Western leaders mulled over their next steps

'We will win this battle,' footage showed Gaddafi telling supporters at his Bab Al-Aziziyah compound in Tripoli that was the target of a coalition missile strike. -- PHOTO: AFP TRIPOLI - A DEFIANT Muammar Gaddafi said Libya is 'ready for battle' as Western leaders mulled over their next steps on Wednesday, the fifth day of UN-backed military strikes on his oil-rich country. 'We will win this battle,' footage showed Gaddafi telling supporters at his Bab Al-Aziziyah compound in Tripoli that was the target of a coalition missile strike. Early on Wednesday, CNN reported that coalition airstrikes were launched overnight near the city of Misrata, east of Tripoli. Rebels said they had been under intense attack in their Misrata enclave, which has been besieged by Gaddafi's forces for weeks, with four children killed on Tuesday. Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama, due in Washingt...

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