UK Daily Mail
Juner 15, 2011
Nato has refused to rule out bombing Libya’s ancient Roman ruins if Colonel Gaddafi is using them to hide military equipment.
Rebels in the divided country claim the under-pressure Libyan leader could be hiding rocket launchers at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Leptis Magna – which is between the capital Tripoli and rebel-held Misrata.
Wing Commander Mike Bracken, a spokesman for Nato’s Libya mission, said it would be a concern for the alliance if Gaddafi and his forces were to violate international law and hide themselves in such a location.
According to CNN, he said: ‘If we were to take on any targets we would consider all risks.’
However, he said that Nato could not confirm rebel concerns that weapons might be placed at the heritage site.
This article was posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 3:50 am