NATO said on Saturday it cannot confirm
a Libyan government claim that 11 Muslim clerics were killed
in an airstrike in eastern Libya but regrets "any loss of life
by innocent civilians" whenever it occurs.
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan rose by 20 percent in the first 10 months of this year compared with 2009, the United Nations said, with more than three-quarters killed or wounded as a result of insurgent attacks.