A Coalition air raid late on Friday killed 13 people, four of them civilians, some 15 kilometres east of the battleground Libyan oil town of Brega, a rebel civilian official told.
The four civilians comprised an ambulance driver and three medical students from the second city of Benghazi, who were part of a rebel convoy of five or six vehicles, said Issa Khamis, liaison officer for the rebels’ transitional government in the town of Ajdabiya, east of Brega.
The strike came as rebel fighters were shooting tracer fire into the air to celebrate the entry of an advance column into Brega.
“It was a mistake (by the rebel fighters),” Mr Khamis added.
“The aircraft thought they were coming under attack and fired on the convoy.” Agencies