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International forces pound Libya with Tomahawk missiles
jonnalagadda | March 20, 2011 at 06:11 pmby
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Gaddafi has claimed that 48 people, mostly children were killed in the attacks. He said in his address on the Libyan state television, he will not let up on the rebellion in the country's east. He said he has opened up the weapons depots to Libyans, and said everyone is armed with automatic weapons, mortars and bombs.
Moammar Gaddafi called the attack s colonial, crusader aggression against Islam. He threatened to attack military and civilian targets in the Mediterranean in retaliation for Western air and sea strikes on his country.
Western forces launched air strikes on Libya after the UN Security Council passed a resolution authorising a no-fly zone and the use of all necessary measures to protect civilians.
Gaddafi' said,Libya will exercise its right to self defence under article 51 of the United Nations charter, adding that the Mediterranean and North Africa were now a battleground. He also called on Arab, Islamic, African, Latin American and Asian countries to stand by the Libyan people to confront this aggression, which will only increase his people's strength, firmness and unity.
Meanwhile thousands of Ghaddafi supporters, packed into the sprawling Bab al-Aziziya military camp in Tripoli where Gadhafi lives to protect himself against attacks.The US President Barack Obama said, he would not send American ground troops to Libya.
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