Qaddafi’s Son And Three Grandchildren Killed By NATO Air Strike
Saif al-Arab, a son of Muammar Qaddafi, and three of his grandchildren, were killed in a villa hit by a NATO air strike. The Libyan leader and his wife were in the compound but were not harmed.
China and Russia within the Security Council have concerns that the alliance has gone beyond the mandate of the UN resolution authorising “all necessary measures” to protect civilians.
But UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Nato’s targeting policy was “in line with the UN resolution”.
“It is about preventing a loss of civilian life by targeting Gaddafi’s war-making machine, so that is obviously tanks and guns, rocket launchers, but also command and control,” he told the BBC.
Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim says the coalition conducting strikes doesn’t want peace.
“We have again and again declared that we are ready for negotiation, ready for road maps for peace, ready for political transitional periods, ready for elections, ready for a referendum.
“The West does not care to test our statements. They only care to rob us of our freedom, our wealth, which is oil, and our right to decide our future as Libyans.”Click here for reuse options!
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