NATO Airstrike Hits Gaddafi Compound

A building inside Muammar Gaddafi‘s compound in Tripoli was destroyed by NATO forces on Monday in a new round of airstrike aimed at forcing out the embattled Libyan dictator.

At least two guided bombs hit the Bab al-Aziziyah compound, a sprawling military complex believed to be Gaddafi’s main communication center. The Libyan government branded the NATO attack as an attempt on the life of the 68-year-old strongman. “The bombing which targeted Muammar Gaddafi’s office today… will only scare children. It’s impossible that it will make us afraid or give up or raise the white flag,” the dictator’s son, Saif al-Islam, was quoted as saying by the Jana state news agency.

The airstrike appeared to have not caused any casualties, with officials saying that no one was seriously injured by the attack. State media, however, claimed that at least 45 people were hurt by the airstrike, which the NATO called a “precision strike” that targeted Gaddafi’s communications headquarters.