Libya 'Will Fight' A No-Fly Zone - Gaddafi

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi says his people will take up arms if the international community imposes a no-fly zone, as the rebels have been calling for.

In an interview with Turkish TV, he said a no-fly zone would show the true intention was to seize Libya's oil.

Pro-Gaddafi forces now appear to have wrested most of Zawiya city, 50km (30 miles) from Tripoli, from the rebels. The government has offered a reward for the capture of rebel leader, former Justice Minister Mustafa Abdel Jalil.

The amount offered is 500,000 Libyan dinars ($400,000; £250,000).

He has been based in the second city of Benghazi, where the revolt to end Col Gaddafi's 41 years in power began in mid-February.

Meanwhile, a major explosion has been heard near the rebel-held oil port of Ras Lanuf, which has been coming under heavy bombardment from government warplanes in recent days.
BBC