Friday, April 22, 2011

Libya News Bulletin: NATO Airstrikes Kill 2 People in Attacks

NATO airstrikes on Libya kill 2: JANA

Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:25AM

Two people have died in NATO airstrikes on the Tripoli area as the stalemate between forces loyal to ruler Muammar Gaddafi and the Libyan rebels continues.

"Civilian sites in the Zenten region (southwest of Tripoli) were targeted this evening by raids of the crusader colonialist aggressor (NATO), killing two and wounding three people,” AFP quoted Libya's JANA news agency as saying late on Friday.

No more details of the incident were reported.

NATO has recently admitted to killing rebel fighters and civilians in an airstrike in eastern Libya but has refused to apologize for the deadly bombing.

The Western coalition unleashed a major air campaign against Gaddafi forces on March 19 under a UN mandate to protect the Libyan population.

Dozens of civilians have been killed in Libya since US-led forces launched aerial attacks on the North African country.

Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini says the Libyan conflict has left 10,000 people dead and 55,000 injured.

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