Tripoli, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) NATO warplanes on Friday bombed Libyan Army positions near Dafniya, a town near Misratah, where clashes between rebels and troops loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi continued.
The NATO command attacked armored units and heavy artillery of the Libyan armed forces 30 kilometers west of Misratah, where the Western forces intensified their air raids, killing an undetermined number of people.
The NATO aggression took place early Thursday morning, but the magnitude of the Libyan troops’ human and material losses were still unknown.
Al Jamahiriya television reported that NATO planes and helicopters carried out at least 15 air raids on Thursday against the same positions of pro-Gaddafi forces near Misratah, forcing civilians to flee.
Despite the criticism unleashed over the deaths of numerous civilians due to supposed technical mistakes and concerns over the financial costs of the aggression, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen affirmed that “on the contrary, we will continue fighting until the end.”
Sources with the opposition’s National Transition Council, based in Benghazi, revealed to foreign media that they hold daily secret talks with members of a ring of Gaddafi opponents in Tripoli to prepare the fall of the Government.