24 May '11, 12pm

NATO airstrikes hit Tripoli, heaviest bombing yet #news #Libya #p2

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The Obama administration reached out Tuesday to the Libyan rebels and said Moammar Gadhafi would "inevitably" be forced from power as the U.S.-backed NATO coalition launched a withering bombardment on the Libyan leader's stronghold of Tripoli. The NATO airstrikes struck in rapid succession shortly after midnight, setting off more than 20 explosions in the most intensive bombardment yet of the Libyan capital. Plumes of acrid-smelling smoke rose from an area around Gadhafi's sprawling Bab al-Aziziya compound in central Tripoli. The punishing attack came after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton declared the Libyan leader's ouster was inevitable. Speaking late Monday in London, she said: "We do believe that time is working against Gadhafi, that he cannot re-establish control over the country." "The opposition has organized a legitimate and cre...

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channelnewsasia.com 22 May '11, 2am

TRIPOLI: NATO warplanes early Sunday carried out raids against the port of Tripoli and the residence of Libyan leader Muam...