Libyan mother, children buried after Nato raids

A Libyan official on Thursday blamed Nato raids for the deaths of a mother and two children in the coastal town of Zliten, where journalists witnessed their burials.

Foreign reporters were led to the home in a neighbourhood of Zliten, 150-km east of Tripoli, and to a nearby mosque where journalists were shown three coffins. “Is this what you call protecting civilians?” a local official asked journalists. “This what Nato is there for — to kill our children,” he said.

A closed coffin contained the body of the mother, officials said, and two open coffins bore the bodies of a four-year-old and five-year-old child with blood on their faces.

The three victims were then buried to shouts of “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) and “We are ready to die as martyrs for Libya.”

[Source: The News, Zliten, Libya, 05Aug11]

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