Coalition strikes kill 114 in four days

2011-03-26 10:00

Tripoli - At least 114 people have been killed and 445 wounded in four days of coalition strikes on Libya, a health ministry official said on Friday.

"From March 20 to March 23, raids (by the coalition) killed 114 people and wounded 445 others," the official, Khaled Omar, told a news conference in the Libyan capital.

But he was not able to say how many were civilian casualties and how many were from the armed forces.

Omar said 104 people were killed in Tripoli and the suburbs between Sunday and Wednesday, while 10 were killed in Sirte, the hometown of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, some 600km south of the capital.

A government spokesperson, giving a provisional toll, had said on Thursday that almost 100 "civilians" were killed in the coalition raids launched on Saturday against Gaddafi’s forces.

  • Zion - 2011-03-26 10:19

    Just a normal pattern that follows air strikes: Civilians are always in the crossfire. Vietnam, Angola, Ovamboland, korea, Iraq, Lebanon, palestine, Israel and half of the African States.

      Gerhard - 2011-03-26 10:26

      it is called collateral dammage and is acceptable, lose 100 enemy civilians and safe your own 1000 soldiers

      braveinternetguy - 2011-03-26 11:56

      @Gerhard - I *bet* you you learned the term "collateral damage" from the American Media, right? And no, it is not acceptable - where does it say that it is? Who said it's OK? The Americans? Because they have killed SO MANY innocent civilians? Seriously dude, you need to perhaps go check up on your morals...some may have escaped.

      CheekySod - 2011-03-26 14:08

      @braveinternetguy. Most civilian deaths are caused by the popular practice if using human shields. Placing Anti-Aircraft equipment in highly populated areas is one of the favorite methods. This makes avoiding civilian losses impossible. The morals of Muammar Gaddafi and the forces supporting him is in question. I am surprised at the reasonably low numbers of lives lost. The Libyan air force and air defense capability have been destroyed. This indicated surgical precision for the strikes.

  • Muhyadin - 2011-03-26 10:50

    killed in the coalition many were civilian its not good for usa and eoropa huminterian A CTIVITIES SAYS unacceptable safe civilians by muhyadin oslo -norway

  • Muhyadin - 2011-03-26 10:56

    libya killed in the coalition many were civilian its not good for usa and eoropa huminterian A CTIVITIES SAYS unacceptable safe civilians by muhyadin oslo -norway

  • hanserik.iken - 2011-03-26 11:02

    And we should the Libyan government because they have always been so truthful, honest and open about everything...Right? For the record: NONE of the independant newsagencies or reporters have been allowed to go about and factcheck any of their claims. So STFU allready. Murdering bastards.

  • ?? - 2011-03-26 11:13

    I hope an earthquake of 12 hits Tel Aviv and California.

      hanserik.iken - 2011-03-26 11:40

      I hope you get a brain. That is just as likely to happen.

      Thingamebob - 2011-03-26 12:07

      The West should get out of Libya and let them kill each other. For these arabs states that preach the peachfull religion of Islam, they are quite bloodthirsty. If the west stands by, they are condemned and if they intervien, they are condemned.

      Thingamebob - 2011-03-26 12:08

      sorry about the spelling, was in a rush

      hanserik.iken - 2011-03-26 12:39

      @Thingamebob: I don't think they should abandon north africa at all. The fact that these people now rise up against dictators gives us all hope that they are ready to embrace true democracy. I read the manifesto from the temporary transitional Libyan government and they tick all the right boxes. Don't confuse the people with the few religious fanatics.

      slg - 2011-03-26 14:27

      Just shows how deranged and vengeful you are to want this amount of huma suffering. Everyonewho isn't as deranged as you are can see this

  • raspatin - 2011-03-26 14:13

    @ Thingamebob,it's not only spelling baby,warry more about your grammer as well "arabs states" not to mention the absence of sense !

  • slg - 2011-03-26 14:51

    Like the government funeral that was held a few days ago for 35 people. There were no mourners and coffins were empty.

  • slg - 2011-03-26 15:51

    At a funeral for 35 victims on Thursday, only 13 bodies were lowered into the ground, with no information provided on who they were or how they died. None of the usual effects of an Arab martyr's funeral were seen - no crying mothers, chanting relatives, or gigantic photos of the dead.

  • meelo - 2011-03-26 18:02

    @Thingamebob i agree there is killing in the east among the Arabs themselves. But lets be honest more murders,rapes and women become prostitutes among many more worse acts in the west the so called freedom states. The west needs to clean the own yard before trying to to someone elses.

      slg - 2011-03-26 21:26

      So we'll let Gadaffi slaughter anyone he wants and we won't do anything until everything is perfect in the so-called West. Not. If you are a dictator and you have hijacked a state for your own selfish aims, we're coming after you. The game has changed.

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