US freezes Gadhafi assets, closes Libya embassy (AP) – 83th Edition

26 02 2011

Libyan American demonstrators raise a pre-Gadhafi era Libyan flag at the Libyan ambassador's residence in Washington, Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)AP – The Obama administration froze assets of the Libyan government, leader Moammar Gadhafi and four of his children Friday, just hours after it closed the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli and evacuated its remaining staff. U.S. officials said announcements of the steps were withheld until Americans wishing to leave the country had departed as they feared Gadhafi might retaliate amid worsening violence in the North African country.

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