Brega Airstrike

  • 13 May. 2011 -
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  • Last updated: 13 May. 2011 20:45

A command and control bunker was struck in Brega early this morning as the structure was being used by the Qadhafi regime to coordinate strikes against the Libyan civilian population.

We are aware of allegations of civilian casualties in connection to this strike, and although we cannot independently confirm the validity of the claim, we regret any loss of life by innocent civilians when they occur.

The goal of NATO and its partners is to reduce the Qadhafi regime’s ability to attack civilians by weakening their command and control structure. The building struck had been clearly identified as a command and control centre.