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LIBYA: NATO shoots down Kadafi forces' Scud missile

August 22, 2011 |  1:24 pm

Photo: Moammar Kadafi. Credit: Geert Vanden Wijngaert / AP A NATO warplane on Monday shot down a Scud missile fired from Sirte, Moammar Kadafi's hometown east of Tripoli, according to Al Jazeera network reports.

Al Jazeera cited information received by one of its correspondents. Reuters reported a U.S. Department of Defense official had confirmed the report.

Kadafi's forces, battling a rebellion that descended on Tripoli on Sunday and appears on the verge of toppling the longtime leader, had fired a Scud missile earlier in August, which landed in the desert and did not cause any injuries.


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Photo: Moammar Kadafi. Credit: Geert Vanden Wijngaert / AP