US official: Gaddafi forces still moving on Benghazi

March 19, 2011 00:20

WASHINGTON- Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are continuing to advance toward the eastern rebel stronghold of Benghazi, a US national security official told Reuters on Friday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the troop movements were "purposeful," despite Gadaffi's government having proclaimed a ceasefire. The troop movement assessment was based on official reporting reaching US national security agencies in Washington, he said.

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