U.S. military officials said Monday the missile strikes were carried out Sunday night into Monday. A U.S. official also says a British air strike on the Tripoli compound of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi late Sunday targeted his "military command ability."
The strike heavily damaged a building inside the compound. There was no word on casualties.
U.S. officials say the military action is aimed at protecting civilians from attacks by Mr. Gadhafi's forces, not at targeting the Libyan leader. Aircraft from several coalition nations patrolled Libyan skies Monday, but there were no reports of new airstrikes.
British Prime Minister David Cameron told the nation's parliament Monday that the coalition has "neutralized" Libyan air defenses and made "good progress" in achieving its goals of protecting civilians.