Added by Gary Dunn on March 23, 2011
A kamikaze attack by a Libyan air force pilot on the colonel’s barracks on Saturday has killed Muammar Gaddafi’s son, reports say.
The Libyan government is however denying reports by media organisations linked to Libya’s opposition that Gaddafi’s sixt son Khamis, 27, died following the attack on the Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli.
The compound has also been under attack by coalition forces, as has his southern strongholds and a navy base.
While international criticism is mounting over Operation Odyssey Dawn, the Arab League has reaffirmed its support of the intervention after claiming that air strikes led by the U.S., Britain and France had exceeded the scope of the no-fly zone implemented by the UN.
Although coalition forces have denied that attacks are targeting Gaddafi, The U.S. has stated that the ultimate goal of the operation is his departure. David Cameron, British Prime Minister, however, said that there is no legal authority for implementing a regime change in Libya.
NATO members are still divided over the role of the military intervention in Libya. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said “It shouldn’t be a war on Libya,” and Bulgaria called the military operation an oil-driven “adventure”.