NATO says Gaddafi forces fire three Scud-type rockets

BRUSSELS Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:10pm EDT

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Libyan government forces fired three Scud-type missiles on Monday from the area of Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi's home town, toward the coastal city of Misrata in central Libya, NATO said.

The western alliance said initial reports showed the rockets landed most likely at sea or on the shore, and NATO was not aware of any casualties or damage.

"We confirm reports concerning the firing of three surface-to-surface missiles on Monday evening," a NATO official said.

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sgreco1970 wrote:
and where did they get this scud? and how long have they had it?

Aug 22, 2011 4:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
renceD wrote:
A pat on Tony Blair’s shoulder! He sold some good stuff to Ghaddafi.
The way he was hugging and kissing Ghaddafi 3 years ago showed that it was clearly a good deal. Oh but wait: Wouldn’t the launching of scud missiles be the perfect EXCUSE for NATO to invade Lybia?

Aug 22, 2011 5:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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