Gaddafi still attacking civilians - US

2011-03-22 21:50

Washington - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is still attacking civilians in direct violation of a UN resolution, a US admiral said on Tuesday.

"It's my judgement that, despite our success, that Gaddafi and his forces are not yet complying to the UN resolution due to the continued aggressive actions his forces have taken against the civilian population of Libya," Admiral Samuel Locklear, commander aboard the USS Mount Whitney, told reporters.

He said pro-Gaddafi forces were still withdrawing from the towns of Ajdabiyah, Misratah and Zawiyah.

Turning to the crew of a F-15 jet which crashed in Libya late on Monday due to a technical fault, Locklear said: "Both crew members ejected and they're safe".

"One crew member was recovered by coalition forces. The other crew member was recovered by Libyan people. He has been treated with dignity and respect," he added.

  • Matt - 2011-03-22 22:32

    Substitute civilians for armed rebel gangs - what US and UK propaganda rubbish. On a positive note - UK inflation and unemployment is rocketing:) - also - US is loosing value on the dollar as investors flee so lets hope they loose the world reserve status so they can fall on their arrogant faces

  • Yoni - 2011-03-22 23:01

    Just saw on Daily Mail's website that the British MoD did not rule out the possibility that this type of action might be coming to Zimbabwe or Ivory Coast soon. No wonder Bob McGarbage is so jittery about the no fly-zone issue in Libya.

      Olavin - 2011-03-24 01:48

      I'm thinking maybe Ivory Coast. If not, then next it will be Sudan, Cuba, and North Korea, in no particular order.

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