Libya: NATO strikes have killed 1,100 since March

Libya’s prosecutor says more than 1,100 Libyans have been killed and 4,500 wounded since NATO’s campaign of airstrikes began on March 19.

Mohammed Zikri al-Mahjoubi said Wednesday that he will charge NATO’s chief in a Libyan court with genocide over the air campaign. He outlined 10 charges against Anders Fogh Rasmussen, including killing and wounding civilians, destroying public buildings and attempted murder of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

NATO’s U.N.-sanctioned air campaign was designed to protect civilians as Libyan government forces were poised to overrun rebel strongholds.

NATO maintains the strikes go after only military targets and avoid civilian casualties.


Author : Associated Press

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