Remembering Bloody August of 2011

Smoke plume rising from an air strike in Libya [Mahmud TURKIA/AFP/Getty]

On the night of 4 August, 2011, Mustafa Naji Al-Morabit, his mother Fatima 'Omar Mansur, wife, Ibtisam, and three children: Mo'taz three, Mohamed six and Naji nine years old, were all asleep in Mustafa's house in the Western part of Zlitin, a coastal city some 180 km east of Tripoli. At precisely 06:30, a rocket hit the house, killing Ibtisam, Mo'taz and Mohamed, while injuring mother and Naji. Mustafa survived, apart from minor injuries, perhaps because "I was sleeping in a different room", he told me. It is good to remember that, on 17 March, 2011, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted Resolution 1973, literally authorising all UN member States to "take all necessary measures" to protect Libyan civilians […] Source

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