"1,000 killed" in Libya, Rome-based Arab expat group says
Some 1,000 people have been killed by Libyan security forces in bombing raids against anti-government demonstrators, a Rome-based group representing Arab expatriates said Tuesday, citing sources inside the North African country.
"Hospitals have no electricity and no medicines," said Foad Aodi, who heads the Arab World Communities in Italy (COMAI), reported dpa.
COMAI was appealing to the Italian government to send medical and other emergency supplies to Libya.
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government "must not remain ... deaf and dumb towards the revolution which is taking place in these hours,"