June 19, 2011

'This can't be justified': 7 civilians die in NATO friendly fire RussiaToday

At least seven civilians in Libya have been killed by a NATO airstrike which hit a residential area overnight.

Earlier, the Alliance confirmed it had mistakenly attacked rebel forces, but the number killed in that friendly-fire attack is not known. In the middle of the night, Tripoli's Souk al-Juma district was woken up by a blast, when a bomb, or several bombs, landed in this residential area. Several three-story buildings have been destroyed as a result.

According to initial reports, four families -- 12 to 14 people -- resided there, and at least seven inhabitants have been killed, while some are still missing.


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