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May 1, 2011 9:46 pm

Foreign Embassies Attacked in Tripoli Following NATO Strike

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Washington Post – The British and Italian embassies were attacked and damaged by angry mobs in the Libyan capital Sunday, hours after a NATO airstrike was reported to have killed one of Moammar Gaddafi’s sons and three of his grandchildren.

Britain responded to the attack on its embassy and ambassador’s residence by expelling the Libyan ambassador to London. The United Nations announced it was withdrawing its international staff from Tripoli.

“If true, we condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms,” spokesman Mark Toner said in Washington. By failing to protect foreign embassies, the Libyan government had “once again breached its international responsibilities and obligation,” Toner said.

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