Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tripoli says that 718 people have been killed by NATO airstrikes

Algiers .- The Libyan government spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, said Tuesday that 718 people have died and more than 4,000 were injured in the attacks of the allies since they began their operations in Libya on 19 March. In a press conference broadcast by Libyan state television, said Ibrahim in 4067 of injuries recorded since the start of the international intervention in the country until May 26, 433 they were serious.

The spokesman said that the balance of the Libyan Ministry of Health, does not include casualties among the Libyan Army soldiers, whose numbers declined to specify. NATO has repeatedly denied that its air strikes in Libya have caused a high number of civilian casualties and the regime has so far shown to foreign journalists in the capital no evidence of massacres of civilians.

For its part, the rebels have estimated the death toll in clashes with regime troops since the rebellion began last February in Libya more than 12,000 people. According to Ibrahim, during his visit on Monday by South African President Jacob Zuma, to Tripoli it was not "at any time" out a possible proposal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

The South African presidency said on Wednesday that Gaddafi confirmed to Zuma who is not willing to leave Libya, but accepts a ceasefire agreement with the roadmap set by the African Union (AU).

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