Libya says Irish, Scottish mercenaries tame UK riots

By REUTERS
August 11, 2011 12:25

 
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RABAT - Libyan state television on Thursday said Prime Minister David Cameron was using "Irish and Scottish mercenaries" to tame riots in England.

"The rebels of Britain approach Liverpool in hit-and-run battles with Cameron's brigades and mercenaries from Ireland and Scotland. God is Greatest," said a breaking news caption on Libyan TV's morning program.

British warplanes and ships, along with those of several NATO allies, have been attacking the forces of the Libyan leader for months to stop them shelling rebel cities and forces bent on toppling Gaddafi.

Gaddafi is accused of hiring mercenaries mostly from African states to fight the rebels.

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