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Monday, September 26, 2016

Libyans Seek Justice For Civilians Killed By NATO Bombings

With Gadhafi dead and NATO planning to lift the no-fly zone on Oct. 31, Libyans are finally seeing a glimpse of peace after a months-long conflict. Many people are hoping that the end of the fighting will bring justice to civilians who were unsuspecting victims of the violence — including some who were reportedly killed in NATO airstrikes. NPR tells the story of Mohammed Abueishi, who says at least five civilians — children among them — were killed in their homes during a June 19 bombing:

NATO’s mission in Libya was to protect civilian lives. But now that Gadhafi is gone, evidence is emerging that some bombing raids killed civilians as well as Gadhafi’s fighters.