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VOA News | August 4, 2011

The Libyan government is accusing NATO of bombing civilian targets in Zlitan, a western town that has been the scene of recent clashes between pro-government and rebel forces.

The government made the accusations through its state-controlled television station on Thursday, a day after officials denied rebel claims that opposition fighters had gained control of the town. (more…)

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The death toll from NATO air strikes on Tripoli and its suburbs has risen to 19, Libyan state television reported on Tuesday, showing footage of civilians with head wounds.

NATO warplanes delivered some of their heaviest air strikes yet to Muammar Gaddafi’s compound after the United States said the Libyan leader would “inevitably” be forced from power. (more…)

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April 6, 2011

Full text of speech given at the Press Conference held in Naples on April 6 by Rear Admiral Russell Harding OBE, Deputy Commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR.

Ladies and Gentlemen… Welcome to Naples and thank you very much for being here today.
Last Thursday, Lieutenant General Charles Bouchard, the Commander of NATO’s Combined Joint Task Force Operation Unified Protector announced that NATO had assumed full responsibility for air and maritime operations in support of UN Security Council Resolution 1973 to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat in Libya. (more…)

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By: Robert Burns

March 28, 2011

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and its NATO-led partners insist their mission in Libya goes no further than protecting civilians threatened by their own government’s guns, but as rebels regain the initiative and push to the doorstep of Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown of Sirte, the protectors in effect have become an aerial arm of the rebels. (more…)

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Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Excerpts from OPT Weekly Protection of Civilians Report: 10-23 November 2010
Date: 23 Nov 2010

Gaza Strip

During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed two Palestinians and injured ten others in incidents involving air strikes and access restrictions to land near the fence dividing Israel and the Gaza Strip.
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By ROD NORDLAND
NYT
August 5, 2010

KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO officials acknowledged preliminary reports that four to a dozen or more civilians were killed in a coalition airstrike Thursday in Nangarhar Province. Afghan accounts put the civilian deaths as high as 32.
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By Rod Nordland

Source: New York Times

June 19, 2010

KABUL, Afghanistan — Ten civilians, including at least five women and children, were killed in NATO airstrikes in Khost Province, the provincial police chief said Saturday. Five other civilians were killed, as were two Afghan National Army soldiers and two police officials, in other violence around the country on Saturday. (more…)

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