Nato launches renewed strikes in bid to help Libyan rebels’ final assault
By Richard Spencer, Tripoli, Ruth Sherlock near Bani Walid and Rob Crilly in Benghazi
11:43PM BST 11 Sep 2011
Nato said it had struck a pro-Gaddafi tank, two armoured vehicles and a multiple rocket launcher in the town of Bani Walid – an attack called in as rebels were forced to call off an attack on Saturday evening.
As night fell on Sunday, rebels were in control of parts of the town and had seized the university.
Around Sirte, Col Gaddafi’s birthplace and showpiece city where regime forces were also holding out, Nato destroyed a set of surface to air missile canisters, two tanks and two armed vehicles.