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TRIPOLI — NATO officials said a coaltion bomb appears to have landed in a residential neighborhood of Tripoli early Sunday, an acknowledgment that will likely fuel a growing controversy over the West’s protracted effort to oust Moammar Gaddafi.
Libyan officials said a NATO bomb flattened a two-story house, killing two children and seven adults. The strike came a day after NATO confirmed that last week it accidentally struck a vehicle carrying allied rebel fighters.
Source Telegraph - The air strike is thought to have been carried out by French jets. Nine people, including a mother and father and at least two toddlers, died in the blast at a three-storey building, Libyan officials said. Journalists saw the body of a woman removed from the rubble in the early hours of yesterday and the bodies of casualties at a hospital. The nationality of planes operating in the area at the time has not been disclosed, although RAF aircraft are understood not to have been involved. The French defence ministry on Sunday night declined to say whether its aircraft, which include Mirage 2000 fighter jets and Rafale multirole combat aircraft, took part. It said it was up to Nato to disclose the nationality of warplanes under its command. However, Nato said it was up to national governments to do so.edit on 19-6-2011 by Paulioetc15 because: (no reason given)