March 19, 2011 / 8:05 PM / 9 years ago

British forces in action over Libya -UK PM Cameron

LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) - British forces are in action over Libya as part of international efforts to prevent Muammar Gaddafi from attacking his own people, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday.

“Tonight, British forces are in action over Libya,” he said.

“We have all seen the appalling brutality that Colonel Gaddafi has meted out against his own people. And far from introducing the ceasefire he spoke about, he has actually stepped up the attacks,” Cameron said.

Cameron said the U.N.-backed military action was “necessary, legal and right”. (Reporting by Matt Falloon; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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