In Libya, rebels have reportedly recaptured the city of Misrata, with help from NATO warships and airstrikes. The city has been under siege from Colonel Gaddafi’s forces for nearly three months, with hundreds of reported casualties. NATO bombs have targetted Gaddafi’s compound in the capital Tripoli, allegedly killing several people. This follows an April coalition attack which killed some of his close family members.
However, NATO maintains it’s not trying to kill Gaddafi – something the Libyan rebels are calling for. A top rebel official is in Washington for talks with the U.S. administration on more support, and possible recognition. British anti-war activist Kate Hudson thinks the coalition’s policy is making a mockery of international law.