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article imageLibyan in Scotland says Nato strike killed family in Bani Walid

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By Gemma Fox     Sep 2, 2011 in World
Aberdeen - A Libyan man who lives and works in Scotland has claimed that a NATO air-strike on Wednesday has claimed the lives of five members of his family.
Mohi Alghazali, who lives in Aberdeen, said that some of his family members who were living in the city of Bani Walid were killed when NATO bombed the area in the continued hunt for Muammar Gaddafi, the ousted leader of Libya.
Gaddafi and his son Saif al-Islam were thought to be hiding in the city which remains in the hands of Gaddafi supporters.
Mr Alghazali said that five members of his family died in the bombing, they were his aunt, uncle and three cousins. He said that relatives still living in Tripoli had informed him of the deaths. He has further concerns about his parents who live in Sirte, the city where Gaddafi was born.
According to Mr Alghazali he has contacted NATO requesting answers regarding the air strike but awaits answers as NATO conducts their own investigations into the bombing.
A NATO spokesman spoke to BBC Scotland and said that Mr Alghazali's concerns were being taken seriously and that the situation in the city of Bani Walid was "extremely complex and dynamic". The spokesman also added that: "Hopefully there will be clarity over the coming days".
Mr Alghazali, a senior production engineer, studied in Edinburgh for four years before moving to Aberdeen. Much of his close family continue to live in Libya.
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