03 Apr '11, 3am

Libyan opposition said a coalition airstrike had accidentally killed 13 rebels, but called it an 'unfortunate accident'

Libyan opposition said a coalition airstrike had accidentally killed 13 rebels, but called it an 'unfortunate accident'

A wall is filled with photos of some of those killed during the conflict, on the comiche in Benghazi, Libya. An airstrike intended to thwart Muammar Gaddafi's forces killed 13 rebel fighters in eastern Libya instead, the opposition said, but they described it as an 'unfortunate accident'. -- PHOTO: AP BENGHAZI (Libya) - A NATO airstrike intended to thwart Muammar Gaddafi's forces killed 13 rebel fighters in eastern Libya instead, the opposition said on Saturday, but they described it as an 'unfortunate accident' and stressed it did not diminish their support for the international air campaign. The rebels' response to the attack - blaming it on a mistake within their ranks - highlighted their heavy dependence on the international air campaign as they face the superior military power of the longtime Libyan leader. The misfire also showed the challenges the coalition faces in...

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