Red Cross chief braces for the worst in Libya conflict
The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday that he was braced for an intensification of the conflict in Libya, suggesting it amounted to a civil war.
"We always have to prepare for the worst. In this specific case, we have to prepare for a further intensification of the fighting," said Jakob Kellenberger, ICRC president.
Giving an assessment of the situation on the ground, he said: "My understanding now is that we have now a non-international armed conflict and I have no problem with the term civil war."
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