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Libya: Funerals fuel controversy over Nato airstrikes

Italy has called for a suspension of hostilities in Libya as concerns grow about civilian casualties.

The Italian government has criticised what it calls 'dramatic errors' by Nato in its bombing campaign.

In Libya hundreds of mourners gathered at funerals for the victims of a bombing on Monday.

Colonel Gaddafi's regime claims that 19 people including at least three children died when the town of Surman came under attack.

From there the BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen sent this report.

  • 22 Jun 2011
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