Libya: Coalition Airstrike kills at least 13 rebels...

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    In one swoop it appears the coalition has done more damage from the air to the rebels than Qaddafi's 'air force'.





    Libya: Coalition air strike near Brega kills rebels



    The BBC's Nick Springate describes the aftermath after visiting the scene of the air strike


    At least 13 people are reported to have been killed when a coalition plane flying over Libya fired on a rebel convoy between Brega and Ajdabiya on Friday, the rebels say.

    Doctors at a hospital in Ajdabiya told the BBC that three medical students were among the dead.

    Nato said it was looking into the incident but that it was very difficult to verify details about what happened.

    The attack came after rebels reportedly fired an anti-aircraft gun.

    Meanwhile, Libya's government rejected a rebel ceasefire offer. Spokesman Moussa Ibrahim dismissed the idea as "mad".

    Troops loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi would never withdraw from the rebel-held cities they were besieging, he said.

    He also condemned recent coalition air strikes as "a crime against humanity" and said there had been civilian casualties in one attack on Thursday.
    Vehicles destroyed

    The rebels were on their way to Brega when they fired into the air with an anti-aircraft gun, the BBC's Nick Springate reported from the scene of the attack.

    The rebels were on their way to Brega when they fired into the air with an anti-aircraft gun, the BBC's Nick Springate reported from the scene of the attack.
    Rebel fighter stands beside a car burnt in what rebels say was a coalition air strike on a group of vehicles on the road between Brega and Ajdabiya - 02 April 2011 The rebel convoy was on its way to the front line near Brega when the attack took place

    The road to the front line is riddled with holes caused by what looks like a Nato A10 aircraft, our correspondent says.

    On either side of the road are the remains of four pick-up trucks and one ambulance as well as the graves of those killed in the attack, he adds.


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