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PM heaps praise on UK Libya personnel

David Cameron has held a reception at Downing Street for 120 service personnel who served in the recent Nato campaign in Libya.

The prime minister said it was an honour to meet some of those who took part in the operation, and praised their "brilliance and dedication".

The Nato campaign, which began in March, aimed to protect civilians from forces loyal to former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.

It officially ended at midnight on 31 October, following on from Col Gaddafi's death and the 23 October declaration of liberation by Libya's transitional authorities.

  • 06 Dec 2011
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