Gaddafi forces bombard Tripoli airport, damage plane: TV

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Posted: Aug 26, 2011 7:44 AM
Gaddafi forces bombard Tripoli airport, damage plane: TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Forces loyal to fugitive Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi have bombarded the capital's airport on Friday, damaging a plane, Dubai-based Al Arabiya TV reported.

There was an exchange of gunfire between Gaddafi forces and rebel fighters near the airport, the channel said in a rolling banner headline.

Libyan rebels stormed Tripoli's Abu Salim district, one of the main holdouts of forces loyal to Gaddafi in the capital, after NATO air strikes on a building in the area on Thursday.

(Reporting by Martina Fuchs)