LIBYA: NATO Jets Strike Gadhafi Compound, Killing Scores
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization pummeled Col. Moammar Gadhafi's sprawling compound with missiles Thursday, killing three people the government says were working on a documentary film about supporters gathered there as "human shields" for the Libyan leader.
Twenty-seven others were reported wounded in the predawn airstrikes, which highlighted both NATO's growing pressure on Col. Gadhafi and his government's use of civilians, including women and children, in a frequently-targeted compound containing military facilities and underground bunkers.
[...] On Wednesday, rebel forces captured the airport and large sectors of territory around Misrata, a city that has been encircled for months by government troops, according to residents and rebel officials.
On the diplomatic front, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the chairman of the Benghazi, Libya-based Transitional National Council, met with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London Thursday, ahead of a planned visit by rebel leaders to the White House Friday. The Wall Street Journal (12 May 2011)