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June 19, 2011
Did a NATO airstrike in Libya kill civilians?
NATO officials are investigating a claim by the Libyan government that one of their bombs struck a civilian residence killing 7 civilians. For the record, the Libyan government has been less than accurate in detailing NATO "war crimes" since the conflict began. And at the moment, there is no way to verify that a NATO munition is to blame for the civilian deaths, or even if the casualties shown to reporters at a hospital were from the incident. Time: Whether they are confirmed accurate or not, the allegations are likely give Muammar Gaddafi's regime a fresh rallying point against the international intervention into Libya's civil war. Journalists based in the Libyan capital were rushed by government officials in the early hours of the morning to the destroyed building, which appeared to have been partially under construction. Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim wasn't immediately able to provide the number of casualties, but said there were no military facilities anywhere near the...(Read Full Post)