NATO admits: Yes, we accidentally killed some civilians in Tripoli

Libyan authorities claimed nine people were killed in the air strike in the east of the capital, including a family of five.

The military alliance said the errant strike may have been due to “a weapons system failure”.

“Nato regrets the loss of innocent civilian lives and takes great care in conducting strikes against a regime determined to use violence against its own citizens,” Lieutenant General Charles Bouchard, the commander of alliance operations in Libya, said.