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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:14 AM
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Libyan rebels say NATO airstrikes hit their forces
AJDABIYA, Libya (AP) -- Rebel fighters claimed NATO airstrikes blasted their forces on Thursday in another apparent mistake that sharply escalated anger about coordination with the military alliance in efforts to cripple Libyan forces. At least two rebels were killed and more than a dozen injured, a doctor said.

The attack - near the front lines outside the eastern oil port of Brega - would be the second accidental NATO strike against rebel forces in less than a week and brought cries of outrage from fighters struggling against Moammar Gadhafi's larger and more experienced military.

"Down, down with NATO," shouted one fighter as dozens of rebel vehicles raced eastward from the front toward the rebel-held city of Ajbadiya.

In Brussels, a NATO official said the alliance will look into the latest rebel claims but he had no immediate information. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity under standing regulations.

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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:11 AM
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1. They asked for more air raids...
Some of them apparently think this is a video game. Some have asked for very quick turn-around/no delays, but fail to realize that this will result in mistakes, inevitably. Also, why shouldn't they be bombed if they are launching attacks against civilian areas? The UN resolution calls for cease fire.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:44 AM
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2. "Down, down with NATO". That didn't take long. Clusterfuck city now coming near you. Rec'd
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