The Libyan dictator hasn’t been yet routed by the quasi mix of islamo-tribal Jew hating rebels. It pays to keep a proper perspective. KGS
Desperate Gaddafi launches SEVEN air strikes as rebel leader gives tyrant 72 hours to step down with immunity
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 7:21 PM on 8th March 2011
- Rebels return fire with hand guns and rifles from ground positions
- Gaddafi wrests back Zawiya, nearest city to Tripoli
- Rebel leader: ‘If Gaddafi leaves now we won’t pursue him’
- Witness says Gaddafi tanks in Zawiya roaming streets, firing on homes
- Footage emerges of Libyan war plane being shot down
Libyan warplanes bombarded a rebel stronghold with seven air-strikes as desperate Colonel Gaddafi tried to prevent them closing in on his Tripoli safe haven. The assaults came as rebel leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil gave Gaddafi 72 hours to step down and leave Libya.
The head of the rebel National Libyan Council said: ‘If he leaves Libya immediately, during 72 hours, and stops the bombardment, we as Libyans will step back from pursuing him for crimes.’ He said the deadline would not be extended beyond 72 hours.
Scroll down to see footage of a Libyan war plane being shot down
Libya Tanks Move In To Crush Rebel Stronghold
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s forces are reportedly using tanks and warplanes to attack the rebel-held town of Zawiyah in western Libya.
One eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, compared the town to “a city of ghosts” because of the violence and bloodshed.
He told Sky News: “Here, it is chaos. Buildings completely crumbled, mosques brought down to ashes, blood flowing through the streets.
“No human should go through this… what kind of human would do this to another human?”