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Amnesty International Urges NATO to Investigate Civilian Deaths During Libya Air Strikes | Common Dreams

WASHINGTON – August 10 – NATO must take all necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties during military operations, Amnesty International said today, after allegations by Libyan officials loyal to Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi that 85 people were killed during an air strike on Monday night.

The organization called on NATO to thoroughly investigate allegations of the deaths of unarmed civilians during the air strike in the area of Majar, south of Zlitan city.

Independent journalists taken to the scene reported having been shown up to 30 body bags, of which the bodies of two women and two children were revealed

On Tuesday, NATO military spokesperson Colonel Roland Lavoie said the “legitimate target” of the strike was several farm buildings taken over by al-Gaddafi forces and said that he had “no evidence of civilian casualties.”

Read more here: Amnesty International Urges NATO to Investigate Civilian Deaths During Libya Air Strikes | Common Dreams.

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