World Leaders at 40-Nation Summit Pledge to Support Libyan Civilians
World leaders gathered in London Tuesday at a 40-nation summit aimed at strengthening the coalition seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Among those present at the conference - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
[Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State]:
"This coalition military action will continue until Gadaffi fully complies with the terms of 1973, ceases his attacks on civilians, pulls his troops back from places they have forcibly entered and allows key services and humanitarian assistance to reach all Libyans."
Hosting the summit was British Prime Minister David Cameron, who said the coalition must support the Libyan people - both militarily and politically.
[David Cameron, British Prime Minister]:
"Yes our military action can protect people from attack and yes our humanitarian action can help people recover but neither are sufficient to provide a greater path to freedom. Ultimately a solution must be a political one and it must be for the Libya people themselves to determine their destiny."
Meanwhile in Libya, rebels asked for more coalition help as Gaddafi forces push them back beyond Bin Jawad.
A rebel spokesman in east Libya said 124 civilians have been killed in the past nine days of fighting.