Sunday, June 19, 2011
On NATO's 'humanitarian' military intervention in Libya
The BBC reports:
At least five people have died in a Nato air strike that hit a house in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Libyan government officials say.
A three-storey house was badly damaged at the scene of the alleged air raid in the city's Souk al-Juma residential district.
Correspondents were later shown five bodies at a Tripoli hospital.
Nato is investigating the incident. It has admitted hitting mistaken targets in the past.
The BBC’s Jeremy Bowen writes:
Nato's mandate is to protect civilians. More questions now seem likely about what Nato is doing in Libya and what it is achieving - not least by Nato members who never agreed with the operation.
Afterwards, we were taken to Tripoli central hospital. The dead bodies of a husband and wife and a baby were in the mortuary, along with another dead man. Medical staff said they were all killed in the attack.
Another dead baby was brought in. Doctors were working on a man with a bad wound in his arm.