Libya army may quit Misrata, let tribes fight rebels

By REUTERS
April 23, 2011 00:48

 
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TRIPOLI - Libya's army may quit fighting in Misrata because of NATO airstrikes and allow local tribes instead to lead the fight against rebels, the deputy foreign minister said on Friday.

"Now there is an ultimatum before the Libyan army. If they can't resolve the problem in Misrata then the people from the region... will move in," Khaled Kaim told reporters.

"The situation in Misrata will be eased, will be dealt with by the tribes around Misrata and the rest of Misrata's people and not by the Libyan army," he said.

"The tactic of the army is to have a surgical solution but with the airstrikes it doesn't work."

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