Italian Foreign Minister Says 1,000 Killed in Libya

Muammar Gaddafi’s attempts to crush a revolt against his four-decade rule have killed as many as 1,000 people and split Libya, Franco Frattini, Italy’s Foreign Minister, said on Wednesday. According to the italian FM, the eastern region of Cyrenaica, where much of Libya’s oil is located, was no longer under Gaddafi’s control after violent attempts to crush protest there and elsewhere in the country. Frattini said he could not be sure how many had been killed, adding: “We believe that estimates of about 1,000 are credible.” – Reuters

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