Wednesday 1 March 2017

Gaddafi's fantasies at odds with reality on the ground

Richard Spencer in Tripoli

The Gaddafi regime's propaganda attempts have been cruelly exposed after a girl said to have been injured in a NATO bombing raid was revealed by hospital staff to have been injured in a road traffic accident.

Reporters were taken to see a string of damaged buildings around the Libyan capital Tripoli, in an attempt by officials to show evidence of civilian casualties.

After seeing a few broken windows in a church, and some dead chickens and a dead dog at a farm, they were then taken to a hospital to see a girl who officials said had been injured in the air strike.

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