March 19th, 2012
05:40 AM ET

Rights group: NATO failed to investigate airstrike casualties in Libya

A leading human rights organization accused NATO on Monday of failing to investigate civilian deaths caused by its air strikes in Libya that aided in the downfall of Moammar Gadhafi.

In a 20-page report titled "Libya: The Forgotten Victims of NATO Strikes," Amnesty International laid out allegations that NATO and the new Libyan government failed not only to document the deaths but has not paid reparations to the victims and their families.

The report said "scores of Libyan civilians who did not directly participate in hostilities were killed and many more injured as a result of NATO strikes," adding that the 28-member nation alliance has yet to address the incidents in the months since it ended the air campaign.

NATO did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment, though it apparently defended its actions in a letter to Amnesty International.

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  1. Infidel

    @Suggestion: One good thing would also be if theology of any sort were removed from the equasion. And from these boards.
    @ Answer man: banasy said the lather thingy, not me. It would also help if you answered the right person who was actually ASKING.

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