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University in Tripoli hit by NATO

06-19-2011 09:18 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

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As NATO bombings have intensified in recent days. The capital, Tripoli, has been a main target. Libyan government officials say the Al Fateh University was struck on Friday.

Libyan Prime Minister, Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, says this is the first time a school has been targeted since the NATO airstrikes started months ago. According to the Libyan government, a campus affiliated with the Al Fateh University in the southeastern part of Tripoli was bombarded in a daytime airstrike.

On Saturday, journalists were taken by government officials to the campus. A three-story teaching building was severely damaged. Chairs and desks in the classroom could be seen through the damaged walls. Debris was scattered all around the building. University students expressed anger at NATO's actions.

Al Fateh University was struck on Friday.

Student of Al Fateh University said "Why were the civil communities and universities bombarded? We do not want any military interference. We do not want foreign interference. We Libyan people can solve our own problems."

According to university officials, the airstrike took place during the final examinations period. The students say they will finish their exams despite the danger of being bombarded again.

Al Fateh University was struck on Friday.

Student of Al Fateh University said "I think NATO bombarded us because they don't want us to take the exams. They want us to be ignorant. But we have decided to stay and guard the place and to finish our exams.

Al Fateh University was founded in 1957. The university is Libya's biggest and has the largest number of students. In the aftermath of the attack, several male students were seen at the top of their damaged teaching building, waving the Libyan flag. The damaged building was surrounded by students, who chanted support for the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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