June 7 - NATO strikes intensify in the Libyan capital. Lindsey Parietti reports.
A huge plume of smoke billows over Tripoli in what appears to be the heaviest day of bombardment since the start of the NATO operations in Libya. NATO warplanes made repeated strikes on different parts of the city as well as mama cook off his compound. Strikes are usually at night but these blasts were heard just before noon Tuesday. Meanwhile in -- Ghazi a Russian ongoing was meeting with rebel leaders said Russia does not support the military escalation. The diplomat offered economic and political assistance and said Russia isn't unique position to mediate. We truly believe that Qaddafi has lost his legitimacy. After the first bullet which was shots. Against the Libyan people. As the conflict in Libya approaches its fourth month Qaddafi has shown no sign he intends to relinquish power or enter negotiations. Lindsay -- adding Reuters.