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Libya’s forgotten war victims

Libyan civilians killed or injured during the NATO bombing campaign were excluded from government support for "martyrs" of the revolution that overthrew Moammar Gadhafi.
A medic treats a wounded rebel at a hospital in Ajdabiyah April 7, 2011. NATO said on Thursday it was looking into the details of an air strike on a column of tanks near the oil town of Brega, in which Libyan rebel fighters and a hospital nurse said five people had been killed. A Reuters reporter saw bloodstained stretchers being brought out of the hospital in Ajdabiyah, where those wounded in the air and rocket attacks were being treated.  REUTERS/Esam al-Fetori (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES
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In a few days, Libya will commemorate the third anniversary of the uprising, supported by NATO airstrikes, that eventually toppled the regime of longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Yet in Libya today, there are many people who will not be celebrating and will always feel the pain of loss when the anniversary comes by.

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