Witnesses: Libyan Towns Bombed; Govt. Slams Plan To Probe War Crimes

Two towns in eastern Libyan were bombed Thursday, witnesses said, despite the government's accusations hours earlier that reports of attacks on protesters and military facilities are false.

Two bombs were dropped on military camps in Ajdabiya, a tribal leader said. Another bomb fell in al-Brega between the oil facility and the airport, but there were no injuries or damage, witnesses said.

The government spokesman said that assertions of military attacks on demonstrators are wrong.

"We need tribal intervention, social intervention to help us convince these people to come to the negotiating table," Musa Ibrahim told CNN's "AC360."

"This is an armed rebellion, with people going around attacking police stations, army offices, getting a hold of guns and attacking," he said.

He said the government had supported peaceful protests, but reiterated accusations that al Qaeda supporters have hijacked the movement and are triggering chaos.

"We have captured dozens of these people, we have figures, we have interviews, we are willing and prepared to take these people and show them on international media," the spokesman said.

The government spokesman also slammed plans to investigate the nation's ruler on alleged war crimes and said the decision was based on reports without any fact-finding mission into the country.
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