UK: Gaddafi forces should not be disbanded after war

June 28, 2011 22:11

LONDON - A British-led team planning for a post-conflict Libya has recommended that Muammar Gaddafi's security forces should be left largely intact after a rebel victory, avoiding an error made after the Iraq war, a minister said on Tuesday.

International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell also said that the United Nations was looking into sending unarmed peacekeeping monitors to Libya once the conflict there was over.

An international team, led by Britain, and supported by the United States, Italy, Denmark, Turkey, Australia and Canada, has spent several weeks in rebel-held eastern Libya to assess Libya's needs once the war is over, assuming Gaddafi is ousted.

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