Strike targets Libya rebels
Uqayla - A pro-Gaddafi warplane struck on Saturday near the frontline east of Ras Lanuf on Saturday, but missed the Libyan rebels it was targeting, an AFP correspondent reported.
Thick smoke rose near a rebel-held checkpoint in the frontline village of Uqayla, on the east-west coastal road between Brega and Ras Lanuf, the AFP correspondent witnessed.
After the strike, dozens of cars carrying rebels fled towards Brega.
Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi, told Italian newspapers published on Saturday he was confident government troops would defeat rebels, adding they had already retaken control over "90% of the country".