NATO bombs Libyan rebels, no apology

April 8, 2011 05:49

Nato refuses to apologise for an air strike that hit anti-Gaddafi forces in Libya, saying it had not been aware rebels had tanks.

From BBC News


“It would appear that two of our strikes yesterday may have resulted in the deaths of a number of [rebel] forces who were operating main battle tanks,” he said on Friday.

“I’m not apologising,” he told reporters.

“The situation on the ground, as I said, was extremely fluid and remains extremely fluid. Up until yesterday, we had no information that the … opposition forces were using tanks,” he added.

“Our role is to protect civilians. Tanks have been used in the past to directly target civilians.”


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