Libya: Qaddafi Regime Claims NATO Strike Injured Infant

On Monday, Libyan Leader Muammar Qaddafi's media handling team presented an infant girl, Hanin as a victim of NATO air strikes.

The girl appeared unconscious but was hooked up to medical equipment. She was with her uncle Fatih who claimed the child was wounded in Sunday's attack.

Also at the press conference was Imad Ghaith a spokesman for the health ministry who told reporters he was Hanin's neighbor.

An official seemed to be instructing Mr. Ghaith on what to say to the media as the gentleman shouted pro-Qaddafi slogans, saying "God, Muammar and Libya" are what people want.

Mr. Qaddafi's government estimates that over 700 civilians have been killed, and more than 4,000 wounded in the ongoing NATO air strikes. This estimate however, is not supported by foreign news agencies, as reporters based in Tripoli have not been given any evidence to substantiate the claim.

NATO's air-strikes have been compared to colonial aggression by the Qaddafi regime, but NATO leaders maintain they are only bombing military targets.
The air-strikes are expected to continue until Qaddafi steps down.

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