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Western air strikes hit again

Western air strikes have again hit a target in the Tajoura district of the Libyan capital that was struck overnight, a Libyan military source said on Thursday.

world Updated: Mar 24, 2011 19:02 IST

Western air strikes have again hit a target in the Tajoura district of the Libyan capital that was struck overnight, a Libyan military source said on Thursday.

"There is an attack in the same place that was attacked this morning," the source, who did not want to be identified, said. The latest strike happened at about 1pm (1100 GMT) the source said.

Residents said there was a strike on a military base in Tajoura, in the east of Tripoli, after midnight on Wednesday and another two strikes in the same spot soon after 6am on Thursday.

A resident who was queueing at a petrol station near Tajoura around 1 p.m. said he had not heard the latest explosion.

A coalition of mainly Western states is waging air strikes which it says are in support of a UN resolution intended to protect civilians from attack by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in his conflict with rebels.