Gaddafi forces fire suspected Scud missile-source

WASHINGTON Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:06pm EDT

WASHINGTON Aug 22 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi fired a suspected scud missile, which originated near the city of Sirte, a U.S. defense official said on Monday.

The official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, did not immediately have any more details, including what might have been targeted in the Scud launch.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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