UN resolution on Libya: Does it let allies target Qaddafi?

4. Freezes Libyan assets

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Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi attends a ceremony in Tripoli marking the birth of Islam's Prophet Mohammed on Feb. 13.

In February, the UN froze most assets held by Qaddafi, four of his children, and one other government official. That resolution, however, allowed them to keep funds necessary for their living expenses. The new resolution freezes 100 percent of their funds, as well as the funds of 10 other government officials, including three more of Qaddafi’s children.

In February, the US alone had frozen $30 billion in Libyan funds, in what US Treasury official David Cohen called "the largest blocking under any sanctions program ever.” But not all countries are following suit. Two days after Resolution 1973 passed, Uganda confirmed it would not freeze the billions the Libyan government holds there.

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