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Liam Fox, the British Defense Minister, told Al Jazeera that NATO airstrikes will continue until the threat to civilians is over. 

"As soon as they [civilians] are no longer threatened by remnants of the Gaddafi regime the NATO mission will be over," Fox said.

"The easiest way for it to end is for Gaddafi's men to lay down arms. The regime needs to recognise that they need to work with the NTC." 

In the battle for Sirt, it's the rebel attacks and the NATO airstrikes that put civilians in danger. Al Jazeera's reporter:

"The fighters are gathering here, this is the main road that leads to Sirte, about 130km from here. They are trying to stay a bit back because we have heard a lot of NATO activity over the last few hours. We have heard some jets as well as some strikes. NATO has been intensifying its heat in and around Sirte over the last 48 hours."


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Aug 29th, 2011 at 02:01:24 PM EST
DoDo:
In the battle for Sirt, it's the rebel attacks and the NATO airstrikes that put civilians in danger

So that must mean that any UN member state has the obligation to shoot down those NATO planes.

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon Aug 29th, 2011 at 05:48:54 PM EST
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