Western forces blast building in Gaddafi residence compound

March 21, 2011 04:17

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's "command and control capability" was destroyed late Sunday in an airstrike on an administrative building in Tripoli, an official of the international coalition told AFP.

According to the report, the strike hit the compound housing Gaddafi's residence in Tripoli.

It was unclear where Gaddafi was at the time of the blast.

"The coalition is actively enforcing UNSCR (UN Security Council Resolution) 1973, and that in keeping with that mission, we continue to strike those targets which pose a direct threat to the Libyan people and to our ability to implement the no-fly zone," the official was quoted as saying by AFP.

The administrative building, which was located about 50 meters from Gaddafi's tent, was flattened, AFP reported.

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