Lawsuit filed on Nato over Libya bombing

2011-07-28 12:39

Brussels – Attorneys have filed a civil lawsuit in Belgium accusing NATO of killing 13 civilians, including 3 children, by bombing a residence in Libya.

Marcel Ceccaldi, a Paris-based lawyer, said today he also has asked the Brussels District Court to send two experts to Libya to assess the physical and psychological damages of the attack near Tripoli in June so that he can determine what monetary compensation to seek from NATO.

NATO is based in Brussels, and its spokeswoman, Carmen Romero, said today that all NATO air strikes in Libya are aimed at military targets and that great care is taken to avoid civilian casualties.

Western air forces have been bombing Libya for nearly 5 months but have failed to dislodge Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.

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