Elders and dignitaries from Tuareg tribe in southern Libya have demanded an apology from the US Africa Command (AFRICOM.)
The call for an apology came by the Tuareg elders and tribesmen after AFRICOM had carried out an airstrike claiming the lives of 11 people, saying they were from the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM.)
In a statement, the tribesmen blamed the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered government and the security apparatuses in Ghat city for the killing of the 11 people, whom they said were not linked to any militant groups.
“They were innocent people – some civilians and others regular military officers.” The statement reads.
They called on both the PC and the High Council of State (HCS) to probe the incident in and out of Libya.
The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) conducted last Thursday “a precision airstrike near Al-Uwaynat in Libya, leaving 11 Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) militants killed and destroying three vehicles.”