BBC: Koussa says Libya could become 'new Somalia'

By REUTERS
April 12, 2011 12:01

 
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LONDON - The most prominent Libyan defector said on Monday his country could become "a new Somalia" unless all sides involved in the conflict stopped it from descending into civil war.

"The unity of Libya is essential to any solution and settlement in Libya," former foreign minister Moussa Koussa Koussa said in a prepared statement to the BBC, which broadcast his comments with an English translation.

"I ask everybody, all the parties to work to avoid taking Libya into a civil war," Koussa said. "This will lead to bloodshed and make Libya a new Somalia."

Koussa, speaking publicly for the first time since defecting to Britain last month, said he was no longer in contact with the Libyan government of Muammar Gaddafi.

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