All available tools used to warn Gaddafi's forces: U.S.

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Posted: Mar 24, 2011 4:41 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The coalition enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya is using "every tool we have available" to tell Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces to cease fire and stop any attacks on civilians, Vice Admiral Bill Gortney said on Thursday.

Asked whether any forces loyal to Gaddafi had actually heeded the coalition's demands, Gortney said, "I'm not aware of any at this time." He declined to specify how the coalition was communicating its message.

"We're using every tool that we have available in our toolkit," he told reporters at the Pentagon.

(Editing by Sandra Maler)