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NATO destroys targets of pro-Gaddafi forces

BRUSSELS, Sept 18 (KUNA) -- Warplanes of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have attacked and scored direct hits on targets of warriors loyal to the ousted Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gaddafi NATO announced, in a statement released on Sunday, that its warplanes in the last 24 hours, destroyed two command and control nodes, four multiple rocket launchers, one armed vehicle and four surface to air missile systems belonging to Gaddafi loyalists in the vicinity of Sirte.
Moreover, in the vicinity of Hun, nine anti aircraft guns, in the vicinity of Al-Jufra, one command and control node and one vehicle storage facility, and in the vicinity of Sheba one armed vehicle, one armoured vehicle, and one multiple rocket launcher were also destroyed. Since the beginning of the NATO operation over Libya on March 31, NATO planes have flown a total of 23,044 sorties, including 8,645 strike missions. (end) nk.gta KUNA 181239 Sep 11NNNN