Libya Air Force Bombs Protesters Heading For Army Base

Ly-mapHaaretz reports:

Libyan military aircraft fired live ammunition at crowds of anti-government protesters in Tripoli, Al Jazeera television reported on Monday, quoting witnesses for its information.

“What we are witnessing today is unimaginable. Warplanes and helicopters are indiscriminately bombing one area after another. There are many, many dead,” Adel Mohamed Saleh said.

Saleh, who called himself a political activist, said the bombings had initially targeted a funeral procession.

“Our people are dying. It is the policy of scorched earth.” he said. “Every 20 minutes they are bombing.”

Asked if the attacks were still happening he said: “It is continuing, it is continuing. Anyone who moves, even if they are in their car they will hit you.”

No independent verification of the report was immediately available.

The protesters were reportedly heading to the army base to obtain ammunition of their own, but witnesses said the air force bombed the demonstrators before they could get there…

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  • The Dude

    Crazy, especially with Gaddafi today refusing to step down from power, but I suppose that was already a given considering he already gave orders to the army to mow down his own people.

    Watching a genocide take place by a government in response to an uprising is going to be very powerful in the 21st century atmosphere, even if all communications are shut down in the country. I imagine some journalists will sneak in pretty soon using the chaos as cover.

  • The Dude

    Crazy, especially with Gaddafi today refusing to step down from power, but I suppose that was already a given considering he already gave orders to the army to mow down his own people.

    Watching a genocide take place by a government in response to an uprising is going to be very powerful in the 21st century atmosphere, even if all communications are shut down in the country. I imagine some journalists will sneak in pretty soon using the chaos as cover.

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