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NATO admits killing Libyan civilians in air strikes

06-20-2011 14:07 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

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NATO has admitted for the first time that its air strikes have killed civilians in Libya's capital Tripoli.

The alliance blames a weapon system failure, saying the original target was a military missile base. NATO says it has conducted more than 11-thousand-500 sorties in three months to protect civilians.

The mission to enforce a no-fly zone was originally given 90 days, but has been extended by three months.

The Libyan government has accused NATO of killing nine civilians in an airstrike
on a residential neighborhood in the capital, adding to its charges that the
alliance is striking non-military targets.

Meanwhile, clashes between forces of government soldiers and rebels continue. On Sunday, pro-Gaddafi forces ambushed a group of rebel soldiers near Dafniya. A medical official in a Misrata hospital says ten rebels were killed and 54 wounded.

The rebels now control a third of Libya, including most of the east and pockets in the west, as shown in blue. The capital Tripoli and most of the western towns remain under government control.

The Libyan government has accused NATO of killing nine civilians in an airstrike
on a residential neighborhood in the capital, adding to its charges that the
alliance is striking non-military targets.

 

 

Libyan gov't says NATO airstrike kills civilians

The Libyan government has accused NATO of killing nine civilians in an airstrike on a residential neighborhood in the capital, adding to its charges that the alliance is striking non-military targets. <Full story>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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