27 Mar '11, 2am

Fresh coalition strikes in Libya killing civilians, says regime

TRIPOLI: Fresh coalition air strikes are killing soldiers and civilians alike, a government spokesman said late Saturday, repeating a call for a ceasefire and an emergency UN Security Council meeting. "Tonight the air strikes against our nation continue with full power," said spokesman Moussa Ibrahim. "We are losing many lives, military and civilians." "Today the air strikes continued for hours and hours non-stop..." on the road between Gaddafi's home town of Sirte and Ajdabiya, 400 kilometres to the east, which rebel forces announced Saturday they had recaptured. "We believe many civilians were killed including some families who are escaping the air strikes in their cars," Ibrahim said. "The road between Ajdabiya and Sirte includes many towns. "We think this is murder, this is immoral, this is illegal, this is not the mandate of the Security Council." Ibrahim repeated a c...

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