NATO investigates report of coalition airstrike on Libyan rebels
Libyan rebels celebrate Saturday near the town of al-Brega.
April 2nd, 2011
09:42 AM ET

NATO investigates report of coalition airstrike on Libyan rebels

[9:42 a.m. ET]  Coalition airstrikes have hit several rebel vehicles, a spokesman for the Libyan opposition said Saturday. Jamal al-Gallal said the opposition was looking into reports that some rebel fighters were killed.

[9:13 a.m. ET] NATO is investigating a report that a coalition airstrike in the eastern oil town of al-Brega hit Libyan opposition rebels, a NATO spokeswoman said Saturday.

"NATO takes any reports of civilian casualties very seriously, but exact details are hard to verify as we have no reliable sources on the ground," NATO's Oana Lungescu said. "Clearly, if someone fires at one of our aircraft, of course they have the right to defend themselves."

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  1. eerbody say wha

    Losers are the new winners.

    April 2, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |

    please only comment on the story above. @ruffnutt we know that your camaro is the most awesome car in the midwest and have dispatched a cnn corespondant to cover it in a upcomming story.

    April 2, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |

      Sorry CNN EDITOR,somebody keeps trying to make a fool out me by posting under my name. In the first place,I don't own any Camero but I do have a Ford. In the second place,I wish to reiterate my position that neither the U.S. nor NATO has any right to interfere in Libya's civil war. And finally,I hate that filthy Tea Party lingo and I wish that all these right-wing nutjobs would quit using it here.

      April 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |

    @cnn if you want to come over and check my car out thats ok... but you better bring a high speed camera..

    April 2, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. super secret gov. agent

    You should know better than to overrev a big block.

    April 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |

    it's a 350 4bolt main small block chevy... i wouldn't mind finding a 454 and putting that in it..

    April 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Todd

    Must be a dumb CNN Editor. He didn't even capitalize "Please" or "RuffNutt" a proper noun. 6th grade stuff. No wonder there are errors on some of these articles.

    April 2, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. joe

    @ruffnutt I have a friend that has a Mopar Duster, with a 360 engine, kit black racing pistons with a compression of 11 to 1, also mechanic cam so in other words its like a 380.

    April 2, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |

      NICE.. those cars are light so they can go pretty darn fast with those 360's

      April 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |

      mine's got ross pistons, a roller comp cam, comp cam roller rockers, eldelbrock performer intake and a 750 double pumper..

      i had the heads ported and big valves put in.. it will pass anything but a gas station..

      April 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. L64

    Afternoon all.

    April 2, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Yes we can!

    Michael's meds are wearing off. Ehgads! Lock up your women folk.

    April 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat2u

    This is really unbelievable. These rebels are celebrating whatever they were celebrating by firing their heavy machine guns in the air, obiously inomb the area the pilots were enforcing the NFZ. They get bombed and can't figure out why !!! Excuse me, but these planes are like at 30,000 ft. and are supposed to know who's shooting at them ? It really doesn't show a lot of intelligence on the part of the rebels. Besides, if they are having such problems with resupply of their ammo and what not, WHY are they wasting the ammo they have by shooting at nothing ? Just a thought.

    April 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |


      it's kinda like this... when i'm driving my car down blueridge blvd, and i see a cat in the road do i swerve and endager other motorist or plow him and help save the pet population..?

      if someone wants to shoot ak's in the air they are not following gun safety rules and must be delt with...

      April 2, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      That's exactly what I mean. They shoot their guns
      into the air. It comes to earth they know not where.
      Well this time it came back on top of them.

      April 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. JAZZ

    Plow the fur ball over and save your car, na just kidding.

    April 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Herbert


    April 2, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Herbert

    They know not where/where they know not/

    April 2, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. JAZZ

    Ok, Herbert I'm not buying u any more beers at the olive garden.

    April 2, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. i rock

    Bomb ALL the rebels! they are domestic terrorists!! dirupting the leader is very rude

    April 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
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