Embassies Attacked After Gadhafi Son's Reported Death

May 1, 2011
Originally published on May 1, 2011 6:45 pm
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GUY RAZ, Host:

And, Lourdes, first of all, what do we know about what happened in Tripoli overnight and today?

LOURDES GARCIA: The attack overnight on a house in Tripoli killed one of Gadhafi's sons, as I mentioned, but also the government said that Gadhafi himself and his wife were at the residence when it was hit. They are unharmed, the government said. We have no way of independently confirming that account, but the government in Tripoli is alleging it was a direct assassination attempt.

RAZ: Now, NATO, of course, is denying that it was targeting Gadhafi.

GARCIA: But things have clearly moved on from there now. And it seems despite the very vociferous denials of both Britain and France today that they were targeting Gadhafi, that might have been exactly what they were doing.

RAZ: And what about in the town of Misrata? That is a predominantly rebel-held city. What is happening there? That's been the scene of some heavy fighting.

GARCIA: The situation in Misrata is dire. The hospitals are overwhelmed, and people are dying every day.

RAZ: Thanks so much.

GARCIA: You're welcome. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.