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    Telegraph: Gaddafi fires on his own people

    Telegraph has published an article a bit earlier this evening about the air strikes that have been happening all over Libya. The article reports the initial targets were military compounds and airfields to prevent people from gaining access to weapons. Civilian targets were also hit.

    BREAKING: Air strikes in Az-Zawiya, Jumhuriya Street, Mesrata

    22:58 Al Jazeera eye witness: Mesrata, East Libya is being hit from the air and by tanks

    22:50 Reports coming in from air strikes in Jumhuriya Street

    22:50 Al Jazeera Arabic report air strikes happening in Zawiya right this moment.

    Washington Post Editorial says events in Libya demand action

    The editorial in the Washington Post today says that the atrocities committed in Libya “demand not just condemnation but action by the outside world.” He says calling for a regime change is only the first step of the process, but that the situation has developed in such a way that it now requires much more forceful action such as degrading relations with Libya and bringing the case before the UN Security Council.

    21:47 Al Arabiya: Libyan Military Source confirms orders were given to bombard Benghazi from the air within two hours. (via @SultanAlQassemi)

    21:40: Eyewitnesseses are reporting what they call a “massacre” in the Fashloum and Tajoura districts of the Libyan capital Tripoli, AFP reports. (via BBC)

    1933: More details on the call by Libya’s diplomats at the United Nations for international intervention to end the crisis. The deputy ambassador, Ibrahim Omar Al Dabashi, told BBC World that Col Gaddafi’s government was carrying out a genocide. “It is a real genocide whether it is in the eastern cities of Libya or whether what is going now in Tripoli,” he said. “The information that we are receiving from the people in Tripoli is the regime is killing whoever goes out to the streets… He has his mercenaries everywhere in the streets and whenever any demonstrator appears they just kill them. At least they shoot them, whether they kill them or not, but they are shooting them.”

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