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Libyan government says NATO responsible for deaths from airstrikes

ZLITAN, Libya — The Libyan government showed foreign journalists on Monday a destroyed flu clinic and food warehouses it said had been hit earlier in the day by NATO airstrikes, killing eight people.

The attacks took place in the government-held town of Zlitan, 90 miles east of the capital, Tripoli, and not far from the country's front line, where rebels are battling Moammar Gadhafi's forces.

NATO denied, however, that it had targeted civilians and said it had hit only a number of military objectives in the area.

Even as government minders took journalists to what they described as sites of the latest NATO attacks, the rumbling of artillery and explosions could be heard to the east of Zlitan. In late afternoon, on the eastern edge of the city, journalists saw two airstrikes, with their distinctive mushroom cloud explosions.

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Libyan government says NATO responsible for deaths from airstrikes 07/25/11 [Last modified: Monday, July 25, 2011 10:54pm]
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