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Libya: Coalition Air Strike Killed Toddler

Regime shows media first credible evidence of civilian casualty

(Newser) - The Libyan regime has presented what appears to be the first credible case of a civilian killed by coalition air strikes. Reporters were escorted to a village in western Libya where a family mourned their 18-month-old son, who authorities say was killed when a rocket pierced the home following a... More »

Brits Feud Over Killing Gadhafi

Army chief at odds with government over targeting leader

(Newser) - The head of Britain's armed forces is embroiled in a public dispute with government ministers over the legality of killing Moammar Gadhafi. Gen. David Richards, apparently wary of "mission creep," has rejected ministers' suggestions that Gadhafi is a legitimate target for assassination, reports the Daily Mail . Targeting Gadhafi... More »

US: Strikes on Libya to Slow

Coalition hits Libya for third night

(Newser) - Coalition forces pounded targets in Libya for a third night yesterday, but the general leading US forces says the pace of air attacks is likely to slow soon. The campaign to destroy Moammar Gadhafi's air defenses and establish a no-fly zone is almost complete, and American officials are seeking to... More »

Gadhafi Compound Bombed

Strike disabled key command center, say allies

(Newser) - A direct missile strike on Moammar Gadhafi's compound in Tripoli has destroyed a building that functioned as a military command center, allied officials have announced. Gadhafi himself and his home were not targeted, according to authorities. The building was completely demolished, but no casualties were immediately reported. The strike "... More »

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