Kadhafi a 'legitimate target' for NATO: Libyan rebels

12th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi is a "legitimate target" for NATO forces, the head of the rebel National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, said Thursday during a visit to London.

"Kadhafi is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, he is the one who is encouraging everybody to fight. So we think there is justification for him to be a legitimate target," Jalil told a news conference.

He was speaking after talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street, during which Cameron invited the rebels to open an office in London, their first in a foreign country.

© 2011 AFP

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