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In London, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he had instructed the Ministry of Defense and chief of the defense staff to work with Britain’s allies on plans for a no-fly zone.

Speaking to members of Parliament, Mr. Cameron described the Gadhafi regime as “illegitimate.”

“My message to Col. Gadhafi is simple: Go now,” Mr. Cameron said.

On Monday, the Treasury Department announced that the United States has frozen $30 billion in Libyan government assets under U.S. jurisdiction.

Ms. Rice described the amount as “unprecedented,” adding, “and this in light of the fact that Col. Gaddafi and his son Saif say they have no resources out there to be seized; they led a clean and uncorrupt life.”

Meanwhile, residents of Tripoli reported violence in the Tajoura neighborhood. They said several people had been killed.

Heavy fighting was reported around the rebel-controlled cities of Misurata and Az Zawiya, which are flanked by cities controlled by Col. Gadhafi’s forces.

Pro-government troops have been using the town of Surman as a base from which to attack cities held by the rebels. Surman is controlled by the father-in-law of Col. Gadhafi’s son Saadi. Gadhafi loyalists also retain control of his tribal stronghold, Surt.

In Zanzour on the outskirts of Tripoli, residents said boys as young as 14 were being dragged from their homes by mercenaries.

Meanwhile, an online video surfaced in which Col. Gadhafi’s eldest son, Saif al-Islam, is seen atop a tank, machine gun in hand, whipping the regime’s supporters into a frenzy against their opponents.

Pro-democracy protesters and military deserters have joined forces against the Gadhafi regime. As their ranks have swelled, so has their confidence.

“People are talking much more about being able to attack the regime. They are confident they can march on Tripoli, but the worry is how many weapons [Col. Gadhafi] has,” Mr. Mattawa said.

Libyans say security forces and African mercenaries loyal to the Gadhafi regime have used heavy weapons against unarmed civilians.

At the meeting in Geneva, Mrs. Clinton said Col. Gadhafi and his regime “must be held accountable for these acts, which violate international legal obligations and common decency.”

“The international community is speaking with one voice, and our message is unmistakable,” she said.

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