15 May 2011

Nato 'must widen' Libyan targets, says UK military head

The head of the British armed forces has said Nato must intensify its military campaign in Libya by easing the restrictions on bombing targets. General Sir David Richards told the Sunday Telegraph direct attacks should be launched against the infrastructure propping up Colonel Gaddafi's regime. He said it was necessary to prevent the Libyan dictator remaining in power.

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The UK and other countries have been bombing Libya under a UN resolution authorising force to protect civilians. The Security Council resolution authorises "all necessary measures" to protect civilians under threat of attack - short of an occupying force.

From BBC News