Monday, May 2, 2011

NATO kills a son of Gaddafi in air strike

A NATO airstrike on Tripoli has claimed the life of one of the sons of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Saif Arab, according to a Libyan government spokesman, Ibrahim Musa. "We believe it is now clear to everyone that what is happening in Libya has nothing to do with the protection of civilians," he added. The Libyan government spokesman explained that Gaddafi has left unharmed but three of her grandchildren have died.

"The Arab Saif Gaddafi's house was attacked this morning. The Libyan leader and his wife were at home with family and friends when the attack took place," he said. There has been no immediate reaction from NATO or confirmation of the facts by independent sources. In the Libyan city of Benghazi, rebel stronghold, is escuharon shots into the air and car horns to meet the attack.

"Gaddafi is well, no one is hurt," he assured the spokesman, adding also that the Libyan leader's wife has also been unharmed, but not other family members Gaddafi. Bullets and car horns sounded in the Libyan city of Benghazi, rebel stronghold, to meet the attack. "This was a deliberate attempt to assassinate the leader of the country," Ibrahim explained and clarified that journalists will be brought to the place so they can witness the destruction caused by the attack.

"We will fight and fight if we have to," said Ibrahim. "The leader offered peace to NATO and NATO on Friday rejected," he added. Arab Saif Gaddafi was born in 1982, has 29 years, is the sixth of the sons of Libyan dictator and is known for his lavish lifestyle. He spent several years in Germany and in this country, where he was accused of smuggling weapons, an investigation was opened against him.

Arab was the least known of Gaddafi's sons, according to analysts, showed a low profile since the conflict began, the Pasdaran February 16, has appeared just quoted in the media. Tonight we have heard three loud explosions in Tripoli. Immediately after the first two attacks were heard fire from antiaircraft batteries.

Moments later, NATO carried out a third air strike. NATO has confirmed in a statement issued early Sunday, the attacks "precision" against military installations of the system of Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli, but not the deaths of a son and three grandchildren of Libyan leader. The organization specifically mentioned action against "a command and control building in the Bab al-Azizy" shortly after six pm on Saturday.

"I am aware of unconfirmed press reports according to which some members of the Gaddafi family could have died," said Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard, head of the military mission in Libya, in a statement. The Canadian military is recalled that all NATO targets are military in nature and clearly linked to the regime's systematic attacks on the population Gaddafi and Libyan populated areas.

"Do not aim at individuals," he adds. "We deplore all loss of life, especially innocent civilians who are injured as a result of the ongoing conflict. NATO is carrying out its UN mandate to stop and prevent attacks against civilians with precision and care, not as Gaddafi's forces, which are causing so much suffering, "Bouchard added in the note.

The Canadian general says he wants to remember back to Libya civilians to stay away as much as possible of the forces, military infrastructure equipment and Qaddafi regime known to reduce the potential danger to them.

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