Libyan military calls for cease-fire amid allied successes
The Libyan military on Sunday called for an immediate cease-fire after allied forces pounded one of its convoys near Benghazi and, according to U.S. officials, significantly degraded the regime's air defense capability.
U.S. military leaders insisted the air campaign was limited -- enforcement of a United Nations-mandated no-fly zone and preventing troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi from further pressing rebel positions.
"We are not going after Gadhafi," U.S. Vice Adm. Bill Gortney said at a Pentagon press briefing. "Regime forces are more pressed and less free to maneuver."
Despite Libyan government contentions that women, children and clerics have died in allied attacks, Gortney and other officials said that's not the case.
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