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Qatar to take part in military operation against Libya
02 : 54 PM - 20/03/2011

Doha, March 20 (BNA)--Qatari Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani said Qatar would take part in the military operation being carried out against Libya.

He also added in an interview with Al Jazeera following Paris summit yesterday that the aim of the Qatari decision is to stop mass killing of citizens in Libya.

"Qatar will take part in the military operation out of belief in the need for Arab states to contribute for the situation has become unbearable in Libya," he said describing the situation as a declared war and urging to stop it very quickly.

"Qatar's stance has been obvious from the start and is based on rejection of any harm to the Libyan people and stopping bloodbath in Libya," he added.

The Qatari Prime Minister asserted that the Arab League had not demanded the West to intervene in Libya but demanded the United Nations to impose a no-fly zone to protect civilians.


BNA 1145 GMT 2011/03/20

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