Posted: Mar 23, 2011 12:00 PM by Greg Boyce
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Navy official in the campaign in Libya says international forces are intercepting and attacking government troops that have been storming population centers in the North African nation.
Rear Adm. Gerard Hueber says the coalition is targeting Moammar Gadhafi's mechanized forces, his artillery and mobile missile sites as well as ammunition and other supplies for government troops.
He says that with the eastern city of Benghazi in rebel control, coalition forces have moved west to try to protect Ajdabiya. Officials also reported bombing an ammunition depot Wednesday near Misrata.
Hueber spoke to Pentagon reporters from the U.S. command ship in the Mediterranean sea.