We must stop Kadhafi 'murdering' people: British PM

1st March 2011, Comments 0 comments

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday that the international community must not let Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi "murder" his own people.

"It's not acceptable that Colonel Kadhafi can be murdering his own people, using aeroplanes and helicopters gunships and the like, and we have to plan now to make sure that if it happens we can do something to stop that," Cameron said in a joint press conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

The prime minister said the need to protect Libyan civilians from attack from the regime was why he had asked his military chiefs to look into the possibility of imposing a no-fly zone over Libya.

"It's right for us to plan and look at plans for a no-fly zone," he said.

"We should also be making contact, getting a greater understanding of the opposition forces that are now in Benghazi and in control of quite a lot of the country.

"We are trying to step up our contact with them so we can know them better and what their intentions are."

But he added: "I don't think we should go beyond that for now."

© 2011 AFP

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