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Gaddafi accuses NATO member states of murder

06-23-2011 13:33 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has accused NATO member states of murder in an audio speech broadcast. This come days after the alliance acknowledged for the first time its bombs may have caused civilian casualties.

Libyan TV broadcast a video Wednesday, with the Libyan leader's voice as the background. Gaddafi called NATO murderers who told the world they hit their targets accurately. He said NATO has turned the world into a jungle. He warned NATO's houses and children will be legitimate targets for Libya. The date on the screen was June 22nd, but Gaddafi referred to a June 19th strike on a house in Tripoli.

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Libya's official government spokesman says 19 civilians have been killed by a NATO airstrike on the home of one of Muammar Gaddafi's top officials in Surman, 70 kilometers west of Tripoli. The attack came a day after NATO admitted killing civilians in a separate aerial attack. Full story >>

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Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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