From CTV in Canada:
13 Libyan rebels reported dead after coalition airstrike
Updated: Sat Apr. 02 2011 9:34:50 AM
CTV.ca News Staff
NATO is investigating reports that 10 Libyan rebels are dead following an accidental strike by coalition jets.
A convoy of five rebel cars was reportedly hit by an airstrike about 20 kilometers east of the town of Brega after opposition forces fired into the air.
“There was apparent some anti-aircraft gunfire from one of those cars, perhaps in celebration, of what we’re not sure,” said CTV’s Janis Mackey Frayer, reporting from the rebel stronghold of Benghazi on Saturday.
“This is in an area where there has been some back-and-forth fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi,” Mackey Frayer added.
… Idris Kadiki, a 38-year-old mechanical engineer, said he had seen an ambulance and three cars burning after an airstrike.
NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said Saturday that the coalition was looking into the reports.
The incident comes as US forces prepare to withdraw from the air war over Libya, leaving the airstrikes under the leadership of NATO.
Elsewhere, in Ajdabiya, in the only western Libyan city still in the hands of rebels,
Probably, the report means Misrata instead of Ajdabiya, which is in eastern Libya
medical officials say that 243 people are now dead and more than 1,000 wounded after weeks of intense shelling by Gadhafi’s forces.
Libya’s revolution faces stark choices. Simon Assaf looks at the roots of Gaddafi’s regime and the danger posed by Western intervention: here.
Three African nations voted for the UN Security Council resolution that opened the door to the Western military intervention in Libya. Demba Moussa Dembele regrets that South Africa, Gabon and Nigeria provided the votes for the resolution to be passed: here.
USA: Why Did the Federal Reserve Provide Billions of Dollars in Loans to Qaddafi? Here.
The idea that Kosovo is a model for humanitarian intervention in Libya is based on a series of myths: here.
The Pope’s top representative in Libya today urged Western states backing insurgents in the country to negotiate with the government or face a protracted war of attrition.
The US and British media now speak openly of the CIA connections of the top commander of the Libyan rebels: here.
THE diplomatic twisted tongues of Washington and Brussels (European Union capital) cautioning restraint in Egypt’s 18-day revolt that ousted their main point’s man, in the region. Mr. Hosni Mubarak has given way to straight and hard talk in the case of Libya, whose eccentric leader, Muammar Ghaddafi has traditionally annoyed and irritated the powerful capitals: here.
Namibia: MPs Criticise Nato Strikes on Libya: here.
Libya and the World of Oil, by Noam Chomsky: here.
One Hundred Years of Bombing Libya: here.
UN says 400 African migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean: here.
By Prof. Michel Chossudovsky:
“Our Man in Tripoli”: US-NATO Sponsored Islamic Terrorists Integrate Libya’s Pro-Democracy Opposition
Global Research, April 3, 2011
Concepts are Turned Upside Down: The US-NATO military alliance is supporting a rebellion integrated by Islamic terrorists, in the name of the “War on Terrorism”…
There are various factions within the Libyan opposition: Royalists, defectors from the Qadhafi regime including the Minister of Justice and more recently the Foreign Minister, Moussa Koussa, members of the Libyan Armed Forces, the National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL) and the National Conference for the Libyan Opposition (NCLO) which acts as an umbrella organization.
Rarely acknowledged by the Western media, Al-Jamaa al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi Libya, the Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), is an integral part of the Libyan Opposition.
The Libyan Interim Council does not constitute a clearly defined entity. It is based on the representation from newly created local councils established to “manage daily life in the liberated cities and villages”. (The Libyan Interim National Council » The Council’s statement)
Opposition forces are in large part made up of an untrained civilian militia, former members of the Libyan armed forces, together with the trained paramilitary Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG).
The Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), which is aligned with Al Qaeda, is in the frontline of the armed insurrection.