NATO Airstrikes Hit Libyan Capital Hard

In Libya, NATO jets carried out more than 20 airstrikes early Tuesday in Tripoli. It appeared to be the biggest attack on the capital since NATO began its air campaign in March. The blasts hit near Moammar Ghadafi's residential compound, and a government spokesman said at least three people were killed

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In Libya, NATO carried out more than 20 airstrikes early today in Tripoli. It appeared to be the biggest attack on the capital since NATO began its air campaign in March. The bombs hit near Moammar Gadhafi's residential compound. And a government spokesman said three people were killed and many more were wounded. NATO said one of the main targets was a compound that stored military vehicles.

In another development, France and Britain said they will introduce attack helicopters to fight in the coming days.

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