Libya: Will strike at civilian, foreign targets if attacked

By REUTERS
March 17, 2011 19:47




TRIPOLI - Libya will strike back at civilian and foreign targets if the country comes under attack from foreign forces, the country's defense ministry said in a statement broadcast on Libyan television Thursday.

Any foreign attack on Libya will endanger air and maritime traffic in the Mediterranean basin and expose the area to both short and long term risks, the statement said.

"Any foreign military act against Libya will expose all air and maritime traffic in the Mediterranean Sea to danger and civilian and military (facilities) will become targets of Libya's counter-attack," said the statement.

"The Mediterranean basin will face danger not just in the short-term, but also in the long-term," it added.


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