SPECIAL REPORT SERIES by Lady Michelle Jennifer Santos – TSR Founder & Publisher and Strategy/Peace Negotiator with the UN Security Council Special Envoy to the Arab Nations
Three months after NATO and Coalition campaign against Gadhafi, 718 people had died from mid-March to late May and that 4,067 had suffered significant injuries. Libya says one of Gadhafi’s sons and three of his grandchildren were killed six weeks ago when Gadhafi’s Tripoli compound was hit.
The government said 15 civilians were killed, including three children. Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim called the attack a “cowardly terrorist act which cannot be justified.”
The most recent figures from Libya’s health ministry show 856 civilians have been killed in NATO air raids since they began in March. The figure could not be independently confirmed.
The Arab League, which in March asked the United Nations Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Libya to protect civilians, condemned the loss of life in Sunday’s incident.
“When the Arab League agreed on the idea of having a no-fly zone over Libya it was to protect civilians but when civilians get killed this has to be condemned with the harshest of statements,” said Deputy Secretary-General Ahmed Ben Helli.
The Libyan leader says the Western-led military campaign is an act of colonial aggression designed to steal Libya’s oil.
Rebels have been boosted by defections of Gadhafi loyalists. They said on Monday 22 soldiers had defected from a unit in the south. Gadhafi officials say defections have not made a significant dent in government forces.
Rebel diplomatic chief Mahmoud Jibril is due on Tuesday to travel to China, which has not taken a firm side in Libya’s civil war but has tried to expand ties with the opposition.
EU foreign ministers agreed at their meeting in Luxembourg on Monday to look into the possibility of using frozen Libyan funds to assist the rebels.
The rebel oil and finance minister accused the West on Saturday of failing to keep promises of vital financial aid, leaving the rebels without any money to continue their four-month campaign to unseat Gadhafi.
In a joint statement they said the European Union acknowledged the urgent financial needs of the rebel transitional council, which requires more than $3 billion to cover salaries and other needs in the next six months.
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AUTHOR: Lady Michelle Jennifer Santos – TSR Founder & Publisher and Strategy/Peace Negotiator with the UN Security Council Special Envoy to the Arab Nations (Author BIOGRAPHY here.)
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