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Gaddafi forces fire three Scud missiles at rebel-held Misrata

Published time: August 23, 2011 00:33
Edited time: August 23, 2011 09:42
 Scud missile

Scud missile

US military say they have registered three new Scud missiles launches fired by Libyan loyalist forces, this time at the rebel stronghold of Misrata.

Three short-range ballistic missiles were launched from near Sirte, one of the cities that remains under the control of Muammar Gaddafi's regime, the Associated Press reported. Sirte is also the hometown of the beleaguered Libyan leader.

The missiles were fired around midday, but there is no information yet on whether anyone was hurt.

A Scud missile was previously fired by Libyan government forces on August 15, for the first time since the beginning of this year's conflict. It was also launched from near Sirte and landed in the desert outside Brega. No one was injured.