FRIENDLY FIRE

NATO Bombs Kill 12 Libya Rebels

NATO warplanes accidentally attacked a rebel-held salt factory in Misrata on Wednesday, killing 12. Calling the incident a friendly fire accident, the rebels were at first reluctant to admit what happened out of fears that it would discourage the momentum against leader Muammar Gaddafi. They said they had informed NATO of their location; NATO could not be immediately reached for comment about it. Earlier Wednesday, a ferry chartered by an international aid organization managed to get back to sea with 800 migrants after docking Tuesday in the besieged city’s port. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in New York on Wednesday that Gaddafi’s regime has “lost both legitimacy and credibility.”