Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi late Tuesday made a public appearance before a crowd of supporters at his residence compound near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, state TV showed .
The compound, located in Bab Al-Aziziya, was struck by a cruise missile in Sunday night’s bombing by Western forces.
The TV footage showed Gadhafi standing on a balcony and making a short address to his supporters. “Be it long or short, we’ll beat them,” he said.
Gaddafi vows to fight on as France proposes new body to take over lead in Libyan intervention
TRIPOLI, March 22 (Xinhua) — Libyan leader Mouammar Gaddafi made his first public appearance in a week near Tripoli late Tuesday, vowing to fight on, while France and other West countries were busy creating a new body to take over the lead in the current intervention in Libya.
Libya’s state TV showed that Gaddafi appeared on a balcony before a crowd of supporters at his residence compound near the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Full story
France, U.S. agree on NATO role in military operation in Libya
PARIS, March 22 (Xinhua) — French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama have agreed on how to use the command structure of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ( NATO) to support the military operation in Libya, the Elysee Palace said on Tuesday.
The two leaders exchanged ideas over the Libya situation in a telephone call from President Obama, Sarkozy’s office said in a brief statement. Full story.