This monday an air strike targeted the main road that leads to the opposition-controlled town of Ras Lanuf. This is the latest attempt of the Libyan leader to suppress the uprising. The attack hit about 5 kilometers southeast of Ras Lanuf. Immediately the opposition fired anti-aircraft guns, this allowed some families to escape the situation. At the same time Gaddafi’s forces are making its way to the city of Bin Jawad, where the Libyan army seems to have control.
Anti-government protesters seek the resignation of the Libya longtime dictator and tyrant Muammar al Gaddafi after nearly 42 years of his regime. Meanwhile the U.N. Secretary, Ban Ki-moon discussed the crisis in Libya with officials in Tripoli. The Secretary expressed his concern about the lives that are being lost because of the violent clashes with the regime; he also proposed an immediate halt to the Government’s use of lethal force.
In Central Misrata Hospital informed that the death toll after the attack was of 42 casualties, the Humanitarian and medical aid sent to Misrata has been blocked. Military officers have strict orders to not enter in the cities controlled by terrorist gangs. Internationally the government of Gaddafi is reviled for the violence against civilians.