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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

LIBYAN CRISIS: Libyan official says 85 civilians killed in NATO airstrike!

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By the CNN Wire Staff / August 9, 2011 -- Updated 1446 GMT (2246 HKT).

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- A Libyan government spokesman said Tuesday that a NATO airstrike has killed 85 civilians near Zlitan, the northwestern Libyan city which has been the target of an intense aerial bombing campaign.

Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said the incident happened late Monday night in Majar, a community about 3 miles (5 kilometers) south of Zlitan.

"Dozens of innocent and safe children, woman and old people were martyred in the heinous massacre committed by the colonial crusader NATO alliance as a result of its airstrikes on their homes in Majar (in Zlitan) while they were asleep," the state news agency JANA reported.

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