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UN 'extremely concerned' for Libya civilians

UN 'extremely concerned' for Libya civilians

A senior U.N. aid official says he is "extremely concerned" about the impact of the Libya conflict on civilians.
The U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya Rashid Khalikov says he visited Tripoli, the Libyan capital, and the western town of Zawiya from March 12-16.
Khalikov says there was "huge" damage to buildings in Zawiya and although the situation there appeared calm, Libyan government forces were still heading toward the city.
He told reporters Wednesday that the U.N. has been unable to confirm reports that civilians were being used as human shields by the Libyan government, but said any such action would be unacceptable under international law.