Δευτέρα, 21 Μαρτίου 2011

Gaddafi residence building destroyed his son killed




A report says that an airstrike has destroyed an administrative building of Libyan ruler Muammer Gaddafi's residence in Tripoli, as attacks by the foreign military alliance continue. The attacks took place on Sunday night in the south of the capital, Tripoli around Gaddafi's residence in the Bab al-Azizia, AFP reported. 
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The head of the Arab League, who supported the idea of a no-fly zone, has criticised the severity of the bombardment."What is happening in Libya differs from the aim of imposing a no-fly zone, and what we want is the protection of civilians and not the bombardment of more civilians," said Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa.Arab League support was a key factor in getting UN Security Council backing for the resolution authorising the move.



US Defense Secretary Robert Gates speaks about Libya as he briefs reporters on board a military plane on Sunday en route to St. Petersburg, Russia.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has rejected targeting Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi himself as Western forces continue their airstrikes in Tripoli.


Gates repudiated on Sunday earlier remarks by his British counterpart Liam Fox, who suggested killing Gaddafi in the strikes, saying it would be "unwise" to set goals that could contradict provisions set forth in the UN Security Council resolution, AFP reported.

"I think that it's important that we operate within the mandate of the UN Security Council resolution," he stated.

The Pentagon chief, who was speaking on a US military plane en route to Russia, also warned of potential dangers on the battleground if the foreign forces embark on expansion of their goals. 

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