Friction

Posted by lex, on April 2nd, 2011

Clausewitz strikes in North Africa:

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…

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 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.

The attack is thought to have happened between 2300 and midnight local time. There is very little clarity surrounding the incident, but an anti-aircraft gun may have been fired in celebration, our correspondent says.

Note to Libya’s “rebel” forces: Nighttime “celebratory” firing of anti-aircraft weapons while NATO aircraft enforce a no-fly zone is not recommended.

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