At least 64 people were killed and 150 others wounded following a joint air strike launched by the United States , France and Britain on March 19.

According to the Libyan state media, Western warplanes had on Saturday night bombed civilian targets in Tripoli and also hit fuel tanks feeding the city of Misrata , east of Tripoli .

The strike took place immediately after an urgent high-level meeting of 22 leaders from the US , the European Union and the Arab League in Paris , France , on March 19.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said the UN Security Council must take responsibility for halting those provocative actions against his country.

International public were concerned about the military intervention actions in Libya .

The African Union on March 20 called for an “immediate” end to all attacks on Libya .

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Mar. 19 that Russia regrets the military intervention by foreign forces in Libya .

Also on March 19, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that Western military action against Libya aims to seize the country’s oil.

The International Red Cross on Mar. 19 urged all parties in Libya to respect international humanitarian law during hostilities./.