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Libya civilian deaths ‘sap NATO credibility’

NATO has endangered its credibility with a bomb that destroyed a house in the Libyan capital, killing several residents, Italy’s foreign minister has said. It was the first time the military alliance had acknowledged causing multiple civilian casualties in Libya and came as the alliance feels the strain of a campaign taking more time and resources than expected. “NATO is endangering its credibility; we cannot risk killing civilians,” Franco Frattini told reporters on Monday before an EU foreign ministers’ meeting in Luxembourg to discuss ways to aid rebels trying to oust Muammar Gaddafi. Frattini expressed concern that NATO was losing…