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Britain and France ‘Using Qatar to Arm Libyan Rebels’

Monday, 27 June 2011 07:36

‘The Times has learnt that Britain and France are using Qatar to bankroll the Libyan rebels, with Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron under increasing pressure to break the deadlock and bring down the regime. Nato airstrikes have so far failed to dislodge the Libyan leader while the rebels lack the firepower and military discipline to take advantage on the ground.

Mindful of the rising cost of the campaign but fearful of breaching their UN mandate by arming the rebels, Britain and France are relying on Doha in a bid to tip the balance, according to a senior western diplomat. “We need to reinforce military pressure. It has to bite on the ground. The Qataris are doing what needs to be done,” he said.’

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