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Last Updated : Mar 22, 2011 04:27 PM IST | Source: PTI

Gaddafi not on the target, mission is to protect civilians: US

The Obama Administration has reiterated that the Libyan leader Muammar Al Gaddafi is not on the target of the US-led coalition forces, whose mission is to take all necessary steps protect the civilian population of Libya.


The Obama Administration has reiterated that the Libyan leader Muammar Al Gaddafi is not on the target of the US-led coalition forces, whose mission is to take all necessary steps protect the civilian population of Libya.


"No", said Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, Ben Rhodes, when asked if Gaddafi is on the target of coalition forces.


"We have said this a number of times, that there are very clearly defined goals for the military operation that we are undertaking. It is to protect Libyan civilians, stop the advances of Gaddafi?s forces on cities like Benghazi, enable the establishment of a no-fly zone, and enable the provision of humanitarian assistance to the people of Libya," Rhodes said.



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First Published on Mar 22, 2011 01:02 pm
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