British and US defence officials met on Tuesday to explore ways to increase military pressure on embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, as the town of Misrata came under renewed attack by Libyan government forces.
REUTERS - British and U.S. officials met on Tuesday to discuss how to step up military pressure on Muammar Gaddafi, as the Libyan leader’s army fought fierce clashes with rebels in besieged Misrata.
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“The meeting will be about how we can put military pressure on the regime, and that will include the tooth and the tail the people pulling the trigger to kill civilians in Misrata and the people supplying them,” a Ministry of Defence source said.
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While world attention has been on Misrata and battles further east, fighting has intensified in the Western Mountains.
The African Union has been holding separate talks with Libyan Foreign Minister Abdelati Obeidi and rebel representatives in Addis Ababa to discuss a ceasefire plan.
Date created : 2011-04-26