U.S.: Gaddafi not target of allied military action

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 21, 2011 4:02 PM

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - Allied military action in Libya is aimed at protecting civilians, not targeting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a senior White House official said on Monday.

"It's not about regime change," the official, Ben Rhodes, told reporters on an Air Force One flight from Brazil to Chile.

(Reporting by Alister Bull and Caren Bohan, Editing by Sandra Maler)