Thursday, 24 March 2011

Libya Crisis

Gaddafi's forces keep up assault on the rebel cities.

The fighting in Libya has continued after a fifth consecutive night of air strikes and bombing in key cities.

Overnight, several loud explosions were heard in Tripoli and Misrata - a rebel-held city east of the capital - government tanks have been shelling the area near the hospital. There have also been several reports of fighting between rebels and pro-Gaddafi forces in Ajdabiya.

In Misrata, there are reports that more than a dozen people were killed in the latest clashes. Also, there was a reported explosion at a miltary base in the Tajura region east of Tripoli. Tripoli residents said they could see plumes of black smoke billowing from an area near a miltary base. Although, this hasn't been confirmed by a reliable source.

By Amy, Lois, Jade, Emma, Jack and Charlie.