Clinton cites fresh atrocities by Gadhafi forces

AP News
Posted: Apr 13, 2011 6:15 PM
Clinton cites fresh atrocities by Gadhafi forces

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. is receiving disturbing reports of new atrocities by Moammar Gadhafi's forces in Libya.

Clinton says Gadhafi regime militias and mercenaries have fired mortar and artillery rounds into residential areas in Misurata. In a statement Wednesday, Clinton says the regime reportedly has destroyed food warehouses and cut off water and power to the contested city in an apparent attempt to starve the people into submission.

Clinton says snipers targeted people seeking medical attention. Thousands are being forced from their homes by tanks. And regime officials are promising to attack humanitarian aid shipments to the western city.

Clinton says attacks on civilians must stop. She says the U.S. is documenting atrocities committed by Gadhafi's forces so that those responsible can be held accountable.