Gaddafi forces mass as world raises pressure on Libya

By REUTERS
March 1, 2011 08:43

TRIPOLI - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi were massed in the west of the country on Tuesday, residents said, and the United States said it was moving warships and air forces closer to Libya.

Residents feared pro-Gaddafi forces were preparing an attack to regain control of Nalut, about 60 km (38 miles) from the Tunisian border in western Libya, from protesters seeking an end to Gaddafi's rule.

The United States and other foreign governments discussed military options on Monday for dealing with Libya as Gaddafi scoffed at the threat to his government from a popular uprising.

US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said Gaddafi was "disconnected from reality", was "slaughtering his own people" and was unfit to lead.


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