Monday, March 21, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi a 'legitimate target': UK

THE British government has raised the possibility of assassinating Muammar Gaddafi to force regime change in Libya, after a barrage of allied air strikes successfully imposed a no-fly zone over the country.

British Defence Secretary Liam Fox said yesterday that Gaddafi was a "legitimate target" after airstrikes flattened the control and command centre in his Tripoli compound and as strains started to appear over the multinational operation.

The comments by Dr Fox fuelled international complaints, particularly from the Arab League, that US and British cruise missile strikes - including one that hit Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli - had gone beyond a UN resolution intended to stop the dictator using violence against his own people.


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