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Liam Fox: Libya command and control is a 'legitimate target'

The head of the British armed forces has said Nato must intensify its military campaign in Libya by easing the restrictions on bombing targets.

General Sir David Richards told the Sunday Telegraph direct attacks should be launched against the infrastructure propping up Colonel Gaddafi's regime.

He said it was necessary to prevent the Libyan dictator remaining in power.

Speaking on The Politics Show, Defence Secretary Liam Fox said there had already been an extension of the targeting in Libya.

He said "if it's acceptable to destroy the tanks and military vehicles of Gaddafi if they're directly threatening the civilian population, it's legitimate to degrade the command and control and intelligence networks of the regime".

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