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Reuters - Barack Obama, the US president, says that the military mission in Libya is clear, focused and limited, and that it has already saved "countless" civilian lives.
He added that Libya's air defences have been disabled, Gaddafi's forces are no longer advancing and in places like the city of Benghazi, a rebel stronghold, his forces have been pushed back."So make no mistake, because we acted quickly, a humanitarian catastrophe has been avoided and the lives of countless civilians - innocent men, women and children - have been saved," he said in a weekly radio address.
Al Jazeera reports that Libyan rebels have advanced 40km from the eastern town of Ajdabiya towards Brega.
Libyan opposition rebels take the key eastern town of Ajdabiya from government control, Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the city. Bays said:
“There is no doubt about it, you can probably hear some of the celebrations behind me, Ajdabiya is in opposition hands.”
Libyan opposition rebels take the key eastern city of Ajdabiya from government control, Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the city. Bays said:
There is no doubt about it, you can probably hear some of the celebrations behind me, Ajdabiya is in opposition hands.
AFP - The United States and it's allies are considering supplying weapons to the Libyan oppostion, the Washngton Post newspaper has reported.
It added, citing unnamed US and European officials, that the Obama administration believed the UN resolution that authorised international intervention in Libya has the "flexibility" to allow such assistance.
According to the newspaper, Gene Cretz, the recently withdrawn US ambassador to Libya, said administration officials were having "the full gamut" of discussions on "potential assistance we might offer, both on the non-lethal and the lethal side".
But no decisions had been made, the paper noted.
Video of jets with weapons ... headed for Libya
A military site in Tripoli's eastern Tajura suburb was in flames early on Saturday morning after three major explosions rocked the district, a witness told AFP
Reuters reports that Western warplanes bombed Muammar Gaddafi's tanks and artillery in eastern Libya in an attempt to try to break a battlefield stalemate and help rebels take the strategic town of Ajdabiyah. Rebels said they had entered Ajdabiyah from the east on Friday, while Gaddafi's forces held on in the west of the town, which commands the coastal road towards Tripoli.
Reuters reports that individuals accused of bombing and shooting anti-government protesters in Libya will end up on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) sooner or later, the US ambassador-at-large for war crimes has revealed.
Barack Obama to address the American people on Libya at the National Defense University in Washington on Monday evening, according to the Whitehouse.
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