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article imageUK expels Libyan ambassador as British embassy in Libya attacked

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By Kev Hedges     May 1, 2011 in World
Tripoli - A NATO air strike on the home of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi's son has provoked anger among Gadaffi's followers. They have attacked the British embassy in Tripoli and the Italian embassy has been also burned to the ground.
The air strike was a precise hit on the home which reportedly killed Gadaffi's son, Saif al Arab Gaddafi and three of colonel Gaddafi's grandchildren. A row of dead bodies were laid out outside the home and shown on state television provoking supporters of Gadaffi to attack the embassies. NATO confirmed it did strike in Saturday night's bombing in the Bab al-Azizya neighbourhood but insist it targeted a command and control building and not any individuals.
Meanwhile the United Nations has pulled its personnel out of Tripoli because of the growing unrest in the capital. Twelve of its staff have now relocated in neighbouring Tunisia, reports Daily Mail.
During the early hours of Saturday morning colonel Gadaffi said he was willing to call an end to military proceedings and wanted to talk with rebel leaders. His appearance on state television came just hours before the NATO air strike, reports Metro. Rebel leaders dismissed his offer of talks saying "he cannot be trusted", and NATO commanders rejected the Libyan leader's attempt at a peace deal, as it came with the condition that coalition forces must agreed to halt their bombing raids.
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