Libya intervention spared 'bloodbath': France's Juppe

21st March 2011, Comments 0 comments

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe on Monday dubbed the alliance campaign in Libya a "success," saying intervention had saved the people of Benghazi from "a bloodbath."

"The initial success of our intervention is clear," Juppe told journalists. "If we had done nothing, Benghazi would be a bloodbath."

"We saved the civilians of Benghazi," he said of air strikes by an international coalition at the weekend against troops loyal to Moamer Kadhafi who appeared poised to march on the eastern Libyan town, a rebel stronghold.

© 2011 AFP

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