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WORLD IN BRIEF: NATO resumes airstrikes on Tripoli

NATO resumes airstrikes on Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya — NATO resumed its airstrike on the Libyan capital of Tripoli late Tuesday, blasting at least two targets just before midnight, after military leaders voiced concerns about sustaining the operations if the alliance mission drags on.

The targets of the late night airstrikes were not immediately clear, and there was no word about casualties.

East of the capital, alliance aircraft have begun dropping leaflets warning government troops to abandon their posts outside Zlitan, which lies just west of the rebel-held port city of Misrata.

Rebel forces have been advancing along the Mediterranean coast toward Zlitan, but said they have been instructed by NATO to withdraw ahead of expected bombing runs to old front lines in Dafniya.

More flights halted by ash from volcano

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The cloud of ash spewing from a volcano in Chile grounded more flights Tuesday in countries from Uruguay to Australia, forcing Peru’s president-elect to cross a river by boat and threatening to delay the start of the continent’s football championship.

The schedule of next month’s Copa America could be altered if the ash cloud from Chile’s volcano keeps grounding flights, Argentine Football Association President Julio Grondona said.

‘‘We’re watching it closely and it’s for sure that teams are not ready to come to Buenos Aires,’’ Grondona told Argentine broadcaster Radio 10. ‘‘The tournament starts July 1 and we hope that within five or six days the problems with the ash will not exist.’’

Attackers kill nine in Iraqi compound

BAGHDAD — Assailants set off a suicide car bomb and then stormed a government compound in a complex attack Tuesday, killing nine people in a former Sunni insurgent stronghold northeast of Baghdad.

The morning attack on the government compound in Baqouba matched a growing series of assaults in central Iraq this year, where insurgents strike government compounds and buildings, hoping to undermine support for the Baghdad administration by showing that even their most protected facilities are not safe.

— From wire reports