Arab League Angered By Bombings

CAIRO (AP) - The head of the Arab League has criticized
international strikes on Libya, saying they caused civilian deaths.

The Arab League's support for a no-fly zone last week helped
overcome reluctance in the West for action in Libya. The U.N.
authorized not only a no-fly zone but also "all necessary
measures" to protect civilians.

Amr Moussa says the military operations have gone beyond what
the Arab League backed.

Moussa has told reporters Sunday that "what happened differs
from the no-fly zone objectives." He says "what we want is
civilians' protection not shelling more civilians."

U.S. and European strikes overnight targeted mainly air
defenses, the U.S. military said. Libya says 48 people were killed,
including civilians.

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