Clinton: Gadhafi must go before NATO airstrikes stop

A convoy of Gaddafi loyalists' vehicles is pictured destroyed and littered with bodies near Sirte October 20, 2011. Gaddafi was killed on Thursday as Libya's new leaders declared they had overrun the last bastion of his long rule, sparking wild celebrations that eight months of war may finally be over. Details of the death near Sirte of the fallen strongman were hazy but it was announced by several officials of the National Transitional Council (NTC) and backed up by a photograph of a bloodied face ringed by familiar, Gaddafi-style curly hair. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani (LIBYA - Tags: CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi must leave power and Libya to stop the NATO military strikes in the country, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.

“I don’t think there is any mystery about what is expected from Mr. Gadhafi at this time,” Clinton told reporters on Wednesday.

Earlier, Gadhafi urged U.S. President Barack Obama to end the NATO bombing of his war-torn country. Gadhafi made the appeal in a letter, a senior administration official said.

 

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