President Obama Orders Planes Sent to Evacuate Libyan Refugees

The US and the entire world continues to be outraged by the appalling violence against the Libyan people. Moammar Gadhafi has lost the legitimacy to lead, and he must leave.”

— President Obama

Mr. Obama said today he approved the use of military aircraft to help move Egyptians in Libya who have fled to the Tunisian border back to Egypt. He also instructed the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to charter additional aircraft to help civilians there find their way home.