NATO hits oil port of Ras Lanouf

NATO aircraft blasted an oil terminal in a key eastern city at nightfall Sunday, Libyan TV reported, after Britain urged the alliance to widen its assault on areas controlled by ruler Moammar Gadhafi.

The Libya TV report said the bombs hit methanol tanks at the oil port of Ras Lanouf, causing leaks. NATO officials had no immediate comment.

[Source: By Diaa Hadid And Maggie Michael, Associated Press, Tripoli, 15May11]

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