We are conducting operations in Libya in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolution with the aim to protect civilians. This is also the reason why our aircrafts target military equipment that could be used to attack civilians, but I can assure you that we do our utmost to avoid civilian casualties.
08 Apr. 2011
Comments by NATO Secretary General on incident in Brega to NATO TV
This is a very unfortunate incident. I strongly regret the loss of life. The situation on the ground is very fluid. We have seen in the past that tanks have been used by the Gaddafi regime to attack civilians.