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CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 18, 2011
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(Studio: Harry Smith) The latest developments in Libya after the U.N. Security Council approved a no-fly zone reviewed.

(Pentagon: David Martin) President Obama's response to the U.N. resolution featured; details given of the stipulation that leader Muammar el-Kadhafi cede control of major cities and oil facilities to the rebels and the possible military action; map shown. [OBAMA – says all attacks against civilians must stop; outlines what Kadhafi must do.] [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – says a final result would have to be the decision by Kadhafi to leave.] What would happen if Kadhafi attacks Benghazi discussed.

(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Tripoli: Mark Phillips) Kadhafi’s reaction to the U.N. action featured; scenes shown of Kadhafi supporters celebrating; scenes shown of fighting in Misrata. [Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa KOUSSA† {thru translator} – says Libya has decided an immediate cease-fire.]

(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Benghazi: Mandy Clark) The reaction of the rebels in Benghazi to the no-fly zone featured; scenes shown of families demonstrating, a wall with pictures of those who died in the fighting. [Protestor Najad Abu SATAR†- says at least somebody will support us; states we want to free Tripoli.] An attack on rebels after the cease-fire discussed.

Smith, Harry;
Martin, David;
Phillips, Mark;
Clark, Mandy

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