20 Feb '11, 4am

Libya unrest death toll nears 100 - Channel NewsAsia via @AddThis

NICOSIA: The death toll from nearly a week of protests in Libya appeared to be approaching the 100th mark amid reports of at least 12 mourners killed Saturday when they tried to storm a military barrack. The bloodshed worsened in Libya's second city Benghazi on Saturday when mourners heading for the funerals of people killed by security forces targeted a military barracks on the route to the cemetery, a newspaper editor told AFP. They threw firebombs at the barracks and troops responded with live rounds in which "at least 12 people were killed and many more injured", said Quryna chief editor Ramadan Briki, citing security sources. A Benghazi resident told the BBC the troops had fired on the mourners with mortars and 14.5 millimetre machine guns. It was a "massacre" of civilians and hospitals were running out of blood, Al-Jazeera quoted witnesses as saying. The Middle East ...

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