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Coalition strike Gaddafi towns: Libyan state TV

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Coalition strike Gaddafi towns: Libyan state TV


Coalition forces have bombed two towns close to Libya’s capital of Tripoli, Libyan state television reported on Friday.

The report claimed civilian as well as military areas had been hit, quoting a senior Libyan military official.

The official said planes attacked the towns of Al-Khoum, 100 kilometres east of Tripoli, and Arrujban, which is some 200 kilometres southwest of the capital.

Meanwhile, Colonel Gaddafi rejected a ceasefire offer from the rebels on Friday.

They had offered to lay down their arms if Gaddafi withdrew from besieged cities in the east.

Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim dismissed the offer as a “trick”, saying the rebels had no geniune wish for peace.

Rebel commanders have since called for more air strikes by coalition forces enforcing a UN-mandated no-fly zone over Libya.

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