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David Cameron refuses to rule out role for British ground forces in Libya

Publié par Clifford Armion le 18/04/2011

James Kirkup

"The Prime Minister insisted that there would be no "occupation" of Libya, but repeatedly refused to rule out short-lived ground-level operations by British forces. Mr Cameron's words, in a television interview, led to renewed warnings of "mission creep" in Libya.

"After more than four weeks of air strikes by Nato, Col Gaddafi's regime survives and the rebels trying to oust him have made little significant progress towards Tripoli. The Libyan government assault on the town of Misurata has added to pressure on Western leaders to intensify their intervention, and Mr Cameron confirmed that he was examining options for doing more to help the rebels.

""We have to ask ourselves what more can we do to protect civilian life and to stop Gaddafi's war machine unleashing such hell on his own people," he said."

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"David Cameron refuses to rule out role for British ground forces in Libya", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2011. Consulté le 19/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/david-cameron-refuses-to-rule-out-role-for-british-ground-forces-in-libya