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British pilots flew armed US drones in Libya, MoD reveals

Disclosure comes 10 months after end of a campaign in which the government insisted no British drones were involved Nick Hopkins The Guardian, Thursday 26 July 2012 18.26 BST RAF pilots flew armed US drones as part of Nato’s military effort in … Continue reading

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Libya undecided on future of African investments

    NTC will reassess financial commitments made under Muammar Gaddafi before making further plans Mark Tran guardian.co.uk, Friday 27 January 2012 18.34 GMT Libya‘s new government is still taking stock of extensive investments made in Africa by the former … Continue reading

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Heritage Oil chief recruits former Tory candidate for access to Libya’s reserves

      Ex-special forces soldiers aim to gain energy deals Tony Buckingham buying into Saharan oil operators David Leigh and Derek Brower guardian.co.uk, Sunday 13 November 2011 19.48 GMT Tony Buckingham, the British former soldier of fortune who heads … Continue reading

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Qatar admits sending hundreds of troops to support Libya rebels

Qatari chief-of-staff reveals extent of involvment, saying troops were responsible for training, communications and strategy. Hundreds of Qatari troops in every region Ian Black in Tripol Wednesday 26 October 2011 18.33 BS A Qatari jet fighter takes off for a mission … Continue reading

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Libya conflict may cost UK £1.75bn

Research suggests defence bill may be seven times government estimate, prompting calls for full spending breakdown Nick Hopkins guardian.co.uk, Sunday 25 September 2011 19.37 BST Libya’s conflict had led to 1,600 missions by UK combat aircraft such as this RAF Tornado. … Continue reading

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Nightly Britain bombs Tripoli. Bar death, what do we achieve?

Britain’s half-war against Libya is careering onward from reckless gesture to full-scale fiasco. As it reaches six months’ duration, every sensibly pessimistic forecast has turned out true and every jingoistic boast false. Even if the desperate and probably illegal tactic … Continue reading

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Libya denies report Gadhafi would blow up Tripoli

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