Some Americans trapped in Libya

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Posted: Feb 23, 2011 12:44 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Americans, Libya, U.S. officials, Obama administration, State Department, P.J. Crowley, U.S. citizens, Tripoli, White House, President Barack Obama, Moammar Gadhafi, WBRZ

WASHINGTON - Some Americans who want to leave Libya will apparently need some help.

U.S. officials say some Americans are trapped in Libya outside of the capital and want to leave.

The Obama administration says it's working with other countries to get them out.

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley isn't saying just how many U.S. citizens hope to be evacuated from parts of Libya where the U.S. cannot reach them.

He spoke as American and other non-Libyan passengers were boarding a ferry to leave Tripoli.

The White House says President Barack Obama "strongly condemns" the bloodshed in Libya and will address the situation either later today or tomorrow.

He hasn't spoken publicly on the situation in Libya since violent protests broke out there and
Gadhafi's regime struck back violently in the capital of Tripoli.

Hundreds have been killed.

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