Libyan rebels announce gains

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Libyan rebels announce gains

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NATO planes carried out a fresh raid overnight by on a residential compound used by the Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi in Tripoli.

Libyan government officials showed journalists what remained of the buildings at Bab al Aziziah.
They said three people had been killed and 25 injured.

In Misrata, the celebrations are continuing after the rebels claimed they had taken the airport and adjoining military facilities and weapons arsenals which had been the main base for Gaddafi’s forces in the city.

“Gaddafi’s forces keep their tanks inside because they are worried about NATO air strikes. They don’t use them all the time, only sometimes at night.”

The reported advances broke a two-month siege and are the latest in a flurry of accounts of rebel victories.

They are reportedly pushing west to the city of Zlitan and then hoping to advance further on to Tripoli itself.