Allied air strikes over Libya continued for a third night, with Libyan state television reporting that several sites have been bombed in Tripoli.

“These attacks are not going to scare the Libyan people,” the report said.

Despite the air strikes on Colonel Gaddafi’s troops, residents in rebel strongholds Misrata and Zintan said they had been attacked by Gaddafi’s forces.

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“When they gathered in the center, the Gaddafi forces started shooting at them with artillery and guns,” said one resident.

He also said that nine people had been killed.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama is under pressure from the Republican members of the Congress claiming that the conflict in Libya is unconstitutional because Obama didn’t seek Congressional approval before taking action.

Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, a Republican on the House armed services committee, said:

“The United States does not have a King’s army. President Obama’s unilateral choice to use US military force in Libya is an affront to our constitution.”

Barack Obama has detailed his decisions in a letter, explaining that the actions taken were to ”support an international coalition as it takes all necessary measures to enforce the terms of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973.”

“For these purposes, I have directed these actions, which are in the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct US foreign relations and as commander-in-chief and chief executive,” Obama continued.