April 8, 2011
Western allies have stepped up “non-lethal” aid to Libyan rebels hours after a rebel armoured unit was hit by apparent NATO ‘friendly fire’, sources said.
The aid is authorised by UN Security Council resolutions imposing sanctions and allowing military action to protect civilians, sources said Thursday.
The aid includes establishing a communications system between rebel fighters and NATO’s base organising air strikes.
General Abdelfatah Yunis, the rebel commander, said in Benghazi that four people — two fighters and two medics — were killed in the Brega attack, 14 wounded and another six people were missing.
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