Gaddafi: Libyans should defend themselves against aggression
20 March 2011 Last updated at 02:45 GMT
Western forces have launched air and missile strikes on Libya as part of a UN-backed plan to establish a no-fly zone and prevent government attacks on civilians.
A defiant Col Gaddafi made a statement which was broadcast on Libyan TV.
He said that civilian and military targets in the region would now be in danger.