A medical flight from Libya crashed in a field near Tunis before dawn Friday after an engine caught fire, killing all 11 Libyans on board, Tunisia`s civil defence said.
Hundreds of people have died or drowned attempting dangerous crossing from N Africa to Lampedusa.
Libyans entered the Muslim holy month of Ramazan on Monday with no let-up in the five-month conflict after Muammar Gaddafi sought to divide a rebellion threatening him on several fronts.
A Red Cross spokesman said the Libyans came to Tripoli after a 27-hour boat ride from the east.
Russia, China, India, Brazil condemn air strikes on Libya as unwarranted.
One of the U.S. aviators who ejected from a fighter jet that crashed in eastern Libya found himself surrounded by curious locals who served him juice and thanked his country for bombing forces loyal to ruler Moammar Gadhafi.
Britain and France said they were seeking UN authority for a no-fly zone over Libya.
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August 27, 2014
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