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Libya India ambassador says fighter aircrafts bombed civilians

Libya's ambassador to India, who resigned following the crackdown on protests by the authorities, told Reuters on Tuesday that fighter aicraft had been used to bomb civilians in the capital Tripoli.

delhi Updated: Feb 22, 2011 11:26 IST

Libya's ambassador to India, who resigned following the crackdown on protests by the authorities, told Reuters on Tuesday that fighter aicraft had been used to bomb civilians in the capital Tripoli.

"I call on the five permanent members of the (United Nations) Security Council. Now is the time to be fair and honest to protect the Libyan people," Ali al-Essawi told Reuters in the Indian capital New Delhi.

Essawi, who said he resigned due to the unprecedented violence against the Libyan people, said he expected more diplomats to step down if the crackdown continued.

"The fall of (Libyan leader Muammar) Gaddafi is the imperative of the people in streets," he said.