At least 16 rebel fighters were injured on Thursday, June 16th, possibly due to a mis-fired North Atlantic Treaty Organization air strike in an area near the north-eastern town of Adjabiya, in Libya.
Six rebel trucks installed with anti-aircraft guns were damaged, however no casualties were reported. The incident is under investigation.
This is not the first NATO has mistakenly fired at rebel positions, due to the difficulty of differentiating between the rebels and Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi’s troops, as both forces use similar vehicles.
NATO is continuing to battle against the deadlock on the eastern front of the country against persistent Qaddafi forces.