June 20, 2011
|Rescued children in Tripoli*|
"With the use of only eight rockets, we were able to ensure that these civilians no longer had to live under their oppressive and terrifying conditions."
NATO confirmed that intelligence sources had identified the civilians being oppressed in a residential area of Tripoli.
"Nothing else confirms the rightness of our mission to protect civilians than this successful rescue operation conducted with the support of our Canadian allies. We now hope we can recover their bodies so that they can be buried in a free land."
* Editors note: This photo is actually of three children rescued by NATO in Laghman province, Afghanistan.