The White House says President Barack Obama "strongly condemns" the bloodshed in Libya and will address the situation later Wednesday or Thursday.
Spokesman Jay Carney called the violence by militiamen loyal to Moammar Gadhafi "completely unacceptable" and said it needed to stop.
Obama has not spoken publicly on the situation in Libya since violent protests broke out there and Gadhafi's regime struck back violently in the capital Tripoli even as the strongman seemed to lose control of other parts of the nation. Hundreds have been killed.
The U.S. has been focused on getting U.S. citizens out of Libya, which started Wednesday.
Source: Associated Press