NATO hits Gadhafi compound, diplomacy heats up

A rebel forces is seen on the front line as they repel government troops, Tuesday June 14, 2011, in Dafniya, Libya. as fighting continued on Tuesday near Libya's main port of Misrata, a western redoubt of the rebels. As NATO forces continue to pound Moammar Gadhafi's troops for a third month, Europe's military leaders are beginning to get nervous that this mission _ that was meant to deliver a short, sharp shock _ is turning into yet another expensive, prolonged operation they cannot afford. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

June 16, 2011 7:31:37 AM PDT
Hours after NATO airstrikes pounded the area near Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's compound again before dawn Thursday, Russia's envoy to Libya turned up at a bombing site while on a visit to Tripoli for talks on ending the civil war.