Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Libyan Govt: 'We Would Never Kill Civilians' - 22nd Mar 2011

A Libyan government spokesman has told Sky News that Colonel Gaddafi's forces would never kill civilians, insisting that the leader was "loved by millions".

Moussa Ibrahim blamed coalition forces for killing 48 civilians on the first night of military action.

He told Sky's Lisa Holland - reporting from Tripoli under the supervision of Libyan authorities - that "many" more had been killed on the second and third nights of strikes. He was unable to provide precise figures.

Britain and the international community should send a "fact-finding mission" from abroad to identify who is killing civilians, instead of sending "rockets and bombs".

Dr Ibrahim said: "We are saying we can not kill our children, our sons of Libya, because the Libyan army is composed of Libyan children, of Libyan tribes.

"How could Libyan tribes kill Libyan tribes? We can't do that even if we want to." Read More