Libyan rebels criticizes NATO, says it's too slow to act

April 5, 2011 23:31


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BENGHAZI, Libya - The Libyan rebels said on Tuesday that NATO was too slow to act and they would take the issue up with the UN Security Council unless the alliance "did its job properly".

"Either NATO does its work properly or I will ask the [rebel] national council to raise the matter with the Security Council," said Abdel Fattah Younes, head of the rebel forces, speaking at a news conference in Benghazi in the rebel-held east.

He said NATO's inaction was allowing forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi to advance and letting them kill the people of the rebel-held city of Misrata "every day". "NATO is moving very slowly, allowing Gaddafi forces to advance," he said. "NATO has become our problem," he said.

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