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UK government spent 13 times more bombing Libya than on rebuilding post war By Staff Reporter


Orlistat 120 mg no script THE COST of bombing Libya was at least 13 times what was spent on rebuilding the country after the end of the conflict, it has been revealed.

source site Official figures show that the eight-month military intervention unleashed by David Cameron in support of rebels fighting Colonel Gadaffi’s regime cost £320 million. But efforts to stabilise the country following Gaddafi’s death and the collapse of his government have amounted to just £25m, which has failed to prevent Libya from sliding into chaos as feuding militias battle for control.

get link The UK bombing campaign against Libya began in March 2011 as part of a multi-national NATO action brought in to enforce a no fly zone established by a United Nations resolution.

source link The military intervention lasted until October that year and saw RAF jets and Apache helicopters attack military targets including armoured vehicles, ammunitions dumps, weapons and military installations.

follow site A flotilla of Royal Navy ships was also sent to the Mediterranean, while it has been rumoured that special forces such as the SAS and SBS were deployed on the ground to co-ordinate airstrikes, although officially no British soldiers were placed on Libyan soil.

black senior christian dating Costs were initially estimated to be in the ‘tens of millions’ by Chancellor George Osborne, but the bill was later estimated by the Ministry of Defence to be £212 million.

follow However, documents released from Westminster show the final figure was £320m, including around £50m spent on replacing the bombs, missiles and bullets used during the campaign.

divorced dating advice The same files also show that after the conflict came to a close £25 million was given by the UK government in stabilisation assistance to the Libyan authorities through the Arab partnership and conflict pool programme between 2011-13. Around £15m was also spent separately on humanitarian aid.

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