Sixteen “civilians” have been killed in a Nato air strike on Brega, to the east of the Libyan capital, state TV on Friday quoted a military source as saying.
Both Al-Libya and Al-Jamahiriya channels carried the report, which could not be independently verified.
Al-Libya said that in addition to those killed, there were “dozens of wounded” from the strike “last night.”
An international coalition began carrying out strikes on forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi on March 19. Nato took command of operations over Libya on March 31.
Wow. Remember when the media used to count the body totals in Iraq and Afghanistan on an almost daily basis? When anti-war protesters marched through the street and their every breath was recorded by the news? Hell, there were times when the media even made up ‘news’ stories about slaughters taking place in Iraq.
But now….are those crickets?
Amazing. Guess that’s what happens when the media forgets it’s place and throws all it’s weight behind a candidate, and later president, then refuses to do their jobs out of fear of making their messiah look bad.
US ‘deeply concerned’ by violence in Ivory Coast….or Only a thousand were massacred? That’s a shame. NEXT!!
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. is “deeply concerned” about the situation in the Ivory Coast and reports of human rights abuses and a massacre of more than 1,000 people.
In a statement Sunday, Clinton called on Laurent Gbagbo (luh-RAHN’ BAHG’-boh), the entrenched incumbent who lost a November vote, to step down immediately. She also says forces loyal to the internationally recognized President Alassane Ouattara (AL’-ah-sahn wah-TAHR’-ah) must respect the rules of war and stop attacks on civilians.
The alleged mass killings occurred in an area controlled by forces loyal to Ouattara. She also says UN peacekeepers must aggressively enforce their mandate to protect the people of the African nation.
Via the Associated Press
No bombings yet? I guess that White House official wasn’t just talking out his keister when he said the White House doesn’t make decisions on war based on “consistency and precedent”.
More Than 800 Civilians Killed in Ivory Coast…or Oh Goodie! More Humanitarian Issues! When’s The Bombing Begin?
More than 800 civilians have been killed in a western Ivory Coast town where hundreds of U.N. peacekeepers are based, the International Federation of the Red Cross said Saturday, but the U.N. military spokesman said he had no information about mass killings there.
The Roman Catholic charity Caritas put the toll at more than 1,000 dead, an estimate reached by its workers who visited the town of Duekoue on Wednesday.