Monday, June 20, 2011

NATO acknowledged killing several civilians by mistake in an attack in Tripoli

NATO has acknowledged Sunday that the malfunction of a projectile could have caused the deaths of at least five civilians during an air raid on Tripoli. The Atlantic Alliance "regrets the loss of innocent civilian lives and great care is taken to carry out attacks," said General Charles Bouchard, head of NATO operations on Libya in a statement.

Bouchard added that although they are still determining the details of the incident, "the evidence suggests that the failure of a weapon system could have caused this incident." The attack in question took place on the night of Saturday to Sunday, and officials in Tripoli Central Hospital confirmed that the center came three dead bodies, including a child who had died in that bombing.

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