Friday, April 1, 2011

NATO investigate the bombing of civilians by coalition

.- Brussels, NATO said Thursday it will investigate a bombing raid on Tripoli that yesterday would have caused at least forty dead and was denounced by the vicar apostolic of the Libyan capital, Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli. "We know that information. The research will see if NATO forces were or not involved in this incident," the official said the operation "Unified Guard" of the organization, General Charles Bouchard, in a video conference from the allied headquarters Naples (southern Italy).

Bouchard added that he informed "when the investigation is completed." Still, the Canadian general recalled that the alleged bombing had taken place before NATO took command of all international operations on Libya, which took place at 06.00 GMT today. The prelate Martinelli, told the Vatican news agency Fides released today in Rome said yesterday they were hit by bombs several hospitals in Tripoli, one in the neighborhood of misdeed, in the south of the capital.

By "robust" NATO has said that applied on a "robust" UN resolution and apply rules of engagement "very strict" Twenty-eight agreed by the partners to limit potential damage to civilians. "All operations are being directed and from Naples by General Bouchard, confirmed at a press conference the chairman of NATO's Military Committee, Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola.

"NATO is operating strictly in accordance with resolutions 1970 and 1973" Security Council UN has said.

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