Monday, 20 June 2011

NATO admits "weapon system fault" for Tripoli deaths...

Nato has admitted "a weapons systems failure" may have led to civilian casualties in Sunday morning's air strike in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
In a statement, the alliance said the intended target of the strike was a military missile site, but "it appears that one weapon" did not hit it.
The Libyan government earlier said Nato bombed a residential area, killing nine civilians, including babies.

Interesting one this... I don't know what weapons system they used and the article doesn't clearly state if it was an airstrike or a TLAM ("Cruise Missile").  I don't suppose we'll ever know, as this story will probably be brushed under the rug pretty soon.

It's highly possible that the regime is hiding SAMs and AAA sites close or in civilian areas like a lot of these regimes do.  Iraq and Saddam Hussein did the same thing during "GW1" as have countless other idiots.

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