ALGIERS - 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.