August 22, 2011 / 7:49 PM / in 6 years

NATO shoots down scud missile in Libya - Jazeera

(Makes clear missile fired from Sirte)

CAIRO, Aug 22 (Reuters) - A NATO warplane shot down a scud missile fired from Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi’s home city east of Tripoli, Al-Jazeera TV reported on Monday citing information received by one of its correspondents.

Gaddafi’s forces, battling a rebellion that is on the verge of toppling the long-time leader, had fired a scud missile earlier in the August which landed in the desert and hurt no one. (Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Writing by Richard Valdmanis)

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