Large explosions thought to have come from NATO air strikes have been heard once again in central Tripoli.
Several targets were hit including a government building. According to Libyan State Television it housed the high commission for children. Four youngsters were apparently wounded by flying glass, two of them seriously.
One witness said the Libyan leader’s compound was also struck.
Meanwhile rebel forces are said to have made some progress westwards from Ajdabiya along with unconfirmed reports that some of their number had reached the outskirts of Tripoli. They claim to have been armed with light weapons by defecting security service officers.
But in Benghazi a rebel spokesperson has complained that the manner in which sanctions are being implemented and monitored by the West is causing serious delays in supplies of food and medicines.