Time running out for Kadhafi: Cameron

23rd June 2011, Comments 0 comments

Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi is losing ground and time is running out for him as the NATO-led alliance is stepping up attacks on his regime, British Prime Minister David Cameron said in Prague on Thursday.

"Time is on our side, time is not on the side of Colonel Kadhafi who's losing his leading military commanders," Cameron told reporters after meeting his Czech counterpart Petr Necas.

"The sands of time are running out for him, and so we need to be patient and persistent," he added.

On Wednesday, NATO pledged to carry on bombing military targets in Libya, saying more civilians would die if operations were not maintained under a UN mandate to protect Libyans from the exactions of Kadhafi's regime, in power for four decades.

"The alliance taking part in the operations includes some of the richest and most powerful and best equipped nations on the Earth," Cameron said.

"We also have the machinery of NATO, the backing of the United Nations, we have the support of the Arab League, (and) a number of Arab countries are active participants," he added.

© 2011 AFP

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