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Libya protests: Obama condemns 'outrageous' crackdown

US President Barack Obama has denounced the violent crackdown by the Libyan authorities on peaceful protesters as "outrageous and unacceptable".

Mr Obama said the world had to speak with "one voice", and that the US was drawing up a range of options for action in consultation with its allies.

His comments came as Muammar Gaddafi battled to keep control of western Libya, including the capital, Tripoli.

Damon Embling reports.

  • 24 Feb 2011
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