Libya casualties spark UN moves

March 7, 2011 05:42

The UN appoints a new envoy on Libya and is to send a humanitarian team as the battle between forces loyal to Col Gaddafi and rebels intensifies.

BBC News


The BBC has confirmed that pro-Gaddafi forces have taken the coastal town of Bin Jawad as they advance eastwards towards the oil port of Ras Lanuf.

The UN says Col Gaddafi has agreed to allow an assessment team into Tripoli.

Residents have called for the international community to establish a no-fly zone over Libya to prevent Col Gaddafi’s air force from attacking.

In the US, ex-ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson and ex-national security adviser Stephen Hadley were among those advocating the supply of arms to rebels.


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