Muammar Gaddafi son killed by Nato air strike – Libyan government

Saif al-Arab and three of Muammar Gaddafi’s grandsons killed, according to reports – but the Libyan leader was unharmed.

A Nato air strike in Tripoli has killed the youngest son of Libyan leaderMuammar Gaddafi, a Libyan government spokesman has said.

Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, 29, was killed along with three of Muammar Gaddafi’s grandsons, according to reports.

The Libyan leader was in the building at the time of the strike, but was unharmed. Several of Gaddafi’s friends and relatives were wounded.

Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said: “This was a direct operation to assassinate the leader of this country.”

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Saif al-Arab Gaddafi killed by NATO Strike

“The attack resulted in the martyrdom of brother Saif al-Arab Gaddafi and three of the leader’s grandchildren,” he said.

“The leader with his wife was there in the house with other friends and relatives. The leader himself is in good health – he wasn’t harmed. [Muammar Gaddafi’s] wife is also in good health.”

Nato forces are permitted, under United Nations resolution 1973, passed in March, to use ‘all necessary measures’ to protect civilians from pro-Gaddafi forces.

Ibrahim added: “We think now it is clear to everyone that what is happening in Libya has nothing to do with the protection of civilians.

“This is not permitted by international law. Nato does not care to test our promises, the west does not care to test our statements. Their only care is to rob us of our freedom.”

The one-storey house in a residential neighbourhood in Tripoli reportedly suffered heavy damage.

Nato gave no immediate reaction. There was no independent confirmation of the incident.

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source: http://www.guardian.co.uk

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3 Comments

  1. may allah rest saif in peace….what they are doing is not right for killing innocent people they not going to solve anything but US and his fellow robbers of Oil are going to pay for what they are doing… who ordered killing of colonel gaddafi..? now Nato is given green light of assasination who is behind this wake up muslims wake Arabs you will always be makhnasa… saudi arabia !!! just looking wait your time will come aswell

  2. talk about double standard!!!! Why is it that the western powers not concerned about the killing of civilians in Yemen, Syria or Bahrain?? This is total hypocrisy and they call it the new democracy. Why is it that when Al-Bashir is indicted by the ICC while Bush is walking as a free man after all the atrocities that he has committed to say the very least in Guantanamo or Iraq?

    I am not saying that crimes should be left unpunished when done by Africans but my point is, we need to set the same standard…as the saying goes no one is above the law. Unfortunately the law is made by the only few. Insane!!!

  3. talk about double standard!!!! Why is it that the western powers not concerned about the killing of civilians in Yemen, Syria or Bahrain?? This is total hypocrisy and they call it the new democracy. Why is it that when Al-Bashir is indicted by the ICC while Bush is walking as a free man after all the atrocities that he has committed to say the very least in Guantanamo or Iraq?

    I am not saying that crimes should be left unpunished when done by Africans but my point is, we need to set the same standard…as the saying goes no one is above the law. Unfortunately the law is made by the only few. Insane!!!

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