Now Playing:BREAKING NEWS - Gaddafi Threatens To Attack Mediterranean 20th March 2011
Description: Breaking News Gaddafi Threatens To Attack Mediterranean Colonel Gaddafi has threatened to attack military and civilian targets in the Meditarranean in a phone call to Libyan state television. The Libyan leader called the station to threaten retaliation for Western air and sea strikes on his country. He declared the attacks "an assault against a sovereign state, an assault against Libya" and claimed the Mediterranean had been turned into a "real battlefield". The leader went on to inform civilians that "arms depots" had been opened so they could defend Libya. He also called upon "nations of the Arabic world" to support the "victorious Libyan people" in stopping what he called "lunatic aggression that has no justification whatsoever". It had been rumoured that Colonel Gaddafi was to make a television address, but an appearance in person could reveal his location to UN allies. The statement followed a television address by Libyan congress leader Abul Qasim Al-Zwai, during which he claimed UN forces had attacked civilian targets.