NATO Destroys Guard Towers at Gaddaffi’s Compound

Tripoli, May 29 (Prensa Latina) North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) aircraft destroyed guard towers at Muammar Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli during a series of air strikes on the Libyan capital, reported official sources. Libya’s state-run television confirmed that the NATO warplanes have been constantly attacking for the last five days different points of Tripoli City.

Al Jamahiriya television channel quoted a Libyan military source as saying that the guard towers in the walls of the Bab al-Aziziyah complex, where El Gaddaffi lives in the centre of Tripoli, were brought down by NATO precision-guided weapons.

Tripoli residents said that the Sunday bombardments also damaged civilian facilities near the Bab Al-Aziziyah complex.

NATO followed its fifth straight night of attacks with a daytime strike, the first one since March 19, sending smoke skywards from the area of the Gaddafi compound.

Following the Friday night strikes, the Libyan state broadcaster said NATO raids also caused “human and material” damage.

Meanwhile, the Libyan Foreign ministry complained to Russia about the statements made by President Dmitry Medvedev during the G-8 Meeting in Deauville, France, urging Gaddafi to step down and offering to mediate his departure.

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