April 29, 2011 / 10:58 AM / 9 years ago

NATO strikes hit Gaddafi forces near Zintan:rebel

ALGIERS, April 29 (Reuters) - NATO air strikes on Friday hit forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi which had been attacking the rebel held town of Zintan, a rebel spokesman told Reuters.

“NATO this morning attacked Gaddafi’s forces positioned north of Zintan, from where they have been surrounding the town. Five missiles landed in the area,” the spokesman, called Abdulrahman, said by telephone from the town. “Gaddafi’s forces did not bombard Zintan today after the air strikes,” he said. (Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Matthew Jones)

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