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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:19 PM
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Libya: more rebels killed in Nato air strikes
By Ben Farmer, Benghazi and Richard Spencer
Last Updated: 10:18PM BST 07/04/2011

Nato jets killed up to seven more rebels by accident on Thursday, hitting government tanks which had already been captured by the opposition.

In a sign of the fragility of rebel forces, the bombing stopped an opposition attempt to regroup outside the oil town of Brega, which has changed hands repeatedly in the course of the fighting.

Instead, many rebels retreated instantly and civilian inhabitants of the next major town Ajdabiya began fleeing to the relative safety of Benghazi out of fear that government forces were advancing.

"Why did this happen?" said one fighter, called Mohammad Muftar. "The rebels were not threatening any civilians, they were not firing at the planes, why did this happen?"


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindi...
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:58 PM
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1. Hmm hope those Libyans realize they have completely fallen off our radar.
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