Gaddafi’s forces have launched an air strike near the town of Uqaylah, east of the where rebels have been fighting for control of the oil town of Ras Lanuf:
A rebel spokesman said there had been an air strike even further east on another oil town, Brega, today. A civilian Hamza Mohammed Saleh, told the agency that the Uqaylah strike had hit just outside the town. “I heard the engine and saw the plane,” he said. A Reuters correspondent in Uqaylah also saw a plume of smoke from the strike rise in a desert area close to the town.