US, allies pressure Gadhafi to halt Libya violence (AP) – 58th Edition

25 02 2011

A Libyan gunman flashes a V sign as he stands on a military truck loaded with launcher rockets at Al-Katiba military base after it fell to anti-Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi protesters few days ago, in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday Feb. 24, 2011. Army units and militiamen loyal to Moammar Gadhafi struck back Thursday against rebellious Libyans who have risen up in cities close to the capital, attacking a mosque where many were holding an anti-government sit-in and battling others who seized control of an airport. Medical officials said 15 people were killed in the clashes. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)AP – The Obama administration threw its weight Thursday behind a European effort to expel Libya from the U.N.’s top human rights body and said it was readying a larger sanctions package against Moammar Gadhafi’s regime that it will take up with allies in the coming days.

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