"Osprey helicopter was unarmed and slightly Marines who left the helicopter."
Military United States (U.S.) is investigating the news that their troops fired on civilians during rescue two crew Libyan fighter that crashed in the country. However, the U.S. Marines denied doing the shooting.
News station Channel 4 News reported that six civilians were shot by U.S. troops during the evacuation of two F-15 jet crew who fell - which claimed the U.S. due to technical problems - on Monday near Benghazi, Libya's second largest city which became the basis of anti-regime resistance Muammar Gaddafi. Channel 4 reporter met a number of victims at local hospitals, and one of them had to be amputated on one leg.
The incident complained of by a representative of rebel forces. He regrets when U.S. forces to attack civilians anti-Gaddafi, they are supposed to help.
However, U.S. Marine spokesman, Capt. Richard Ulsh, denied the news of the shooting of civilians Libya. "There is no shooting," said Ulsh above U.S. amphibious assault ship, USS Kearsarge, as quoted by The New York Times.
"Osprey helicopter was unarmed and only a few Marines who left the helicopter. I was at the center of the landing all the time and we then continue to monitor what was happening and there is no reported shootings," said Ulsh.
Both crew members survived the F-15e using catapult and parachute seat moments before their plane crashed. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. military to deploy evacuation team with two helicopters from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge. They are 12 Marine soldiers with full arms.
According to local residents, the crew of the jet that gets rave reviews from residents. However, not long before there was an explosion and fire at other planes appear.
There has been speculation that the incident apparently began when the pilot contact command headquarters to destroy the plane that had fallen, to ensure there is no technology that is still functioning so that risk can be stolen another party.
However, a U.S. Marine officer, who told The New York Times, estimates can also help came after pilots felt threatened. "I think he [the pilot who fell] asked to be sent to the location of bomb attacks between his position and the position where he saw many people come to him," said the officer who did not want to be named that.
In response, two Harrier jets dropped two bombs. Shortly afterwards came the evacuation by helicopter transport team Osprey, which was shaped like a plane. However, the officer or other sources in the Marines did not dare to confirm these speculations.
Source :: Vivanews