David Cameron: 'This is not about Libyan oil'

David Cameron has defended the UN-backed military action in Libya in an interview with BBC Arabic.

The prime minister said the allied mission had no "strategic" interest in Libya and added that the mission was not over Libyan oil.

As international allies met to discuss the next steps for Libya, forces opposed to Col Gaddafi - helped by international air strikes - have made rapid progress in recent days but pro-Gaddafi forces are pushing back.

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