Loud explosions heard near Gaddafi compound

A series of loud blasts rocked central Tripoli early on Thursday morning and smoke could be seen rising above the fortified compound of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Smoke rising above the Gaddafi compound (photo credit: Reuters)
Smoke rising above the Gaddafi compound
(photo credit: Reuters)
A series of loud blasts rocked central Tripoli early on Thursday morning and smoke could be seen rising above the fortified compound of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Gaddafi's sprawling compound has been the target of repeated NATO air strikes.