Libya strikes will intensify commander says 


The top commander of U.S. operations in Libya said Tuesday that forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi continue to attack opposition groups in the country, forcing the coalition to intensify strikes in the upcoming
hours and days.
       Navy Adm. Samuel Locklear told reporters on a video conference at the Pentagon that as the "capability of the coalition grows...we'll be able to have more time sensitive targeting" in Libya. Qatar
is expected to increase its presence by the weekend, he said.
    The no-fly zone area of operations has been expanded, he said. The coalition will continue monitoring and targeting "Gadhafi
forces that are not complying with the UN Resolution." If Gadhafi abides by the resolution the bombardments will
stop, he said.
    Intelligence reports confirm that Gadhafi forces continue to mount ground assaults in various areas of Libya, specifically the city of Misurata.
    Fighting on the ground between forces loyal to and against Gadhafi continue unabated and said that he has had no communication with opposition forces.
       According to reports in the region Tuesday, Gadhafi-backed forces continue to shell the city and deaths of civilians, including children, continue to increase in Misurata.

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