Italy estimates more than 1,000 dead in Libya

Ghadafi-sanctioned violence increasing

Italy’s Foreign Minister Franco Frattini told reporters Wednesday that credible reports he’s seen suggest more than 1,000 Libyans have already been killed in the government’s crackdown on protesters. There are also reports that protesters have gained control of the eastern cities of Bayda and Benghazi, he said. Other reports suggest the death toll is at least 300.

New York Times

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