NATO strike on Tripoli kills civilians

NATO air strikes killed nine civilians in the Arada neighbourhood of Tripoli, which is a known anti-Gaddafi stronghold, the regime said Sunday. The incident occurred a day after the government accused NATO of specifically targeting civilians. 

AFP – NATO said Sunday it was investigating Libyan claims that nine civilians, two of them of toddlers, were killed in an alliance air raid and would be “very sorry” if that were the case.
             
“NATO is looking into this matter,” said spokesman Wing Commander Mike Bracken. “NATO was operating in Tripoli last night, conducting air strikes against a legitimate military target.”
             
Libyan government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim told AFP that a NATO air strike on a residential district of Tripoli early on Sunday killed nine people, five of them from the same family, and wounded 18.

READ MORE AT:  http://www.france24.com/en/20110619-nato-tripoli-strike-kills-civilians-regime-says-africa-libya

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