Morning airstrikes by NATO target Tripoli area

June 22, 2011 - 5:30 AM
Mideast Libya

Libyan rebel fighters fire their machine gunS towards pro-Moammar Gadhafi forces on the front line of Dafniya in Misrata, Libya, Tuesday, June 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Abdel-Kader Fassouk)

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — NATO warplanes appear to be resuming strikes on targets in the Libyan capital.

At least two explosions shook the city before noon Wednesday as fighter jets soared overhead. It wasn't immediately clear what had been hit or if there were casualties.

A coalition including France, Britain and the United States began striking Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces under a United Nations resolution to protect civilians on March 19.

NATO assumed control of the air campaign over Libya on March 31. It's joined by a number of Arab allies.

Rebels fighting Gadhafi's forces have taken over much of the eastern half of the country. They also control pockets in the west.