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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by rodsmith on Mar 20, 2011 at 11:51 AM
    Maybe if this idiot we have who calls himself a president had done the intelligent thing and stayed out of an internal civil conflict...something like our own civil war! and told the arab league that you have militaries and air forces you want a no-fly zone....YOU create it. We would not be having to listen to them now WE have no busines there in this case. Unless anyone forger or does that now mean the confederate states of american is now free to withdraw from the U.S and go it's own way? NOPE in fact if any state was to try it now you can guarantee the tanks and planes would be moving a lot quicker than his were!
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