The PJ Tatler

French to propose air strikes on Libya?


French President Nicolas Sarkozy will propose air strikes on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s command headquarters to EU leaders, a source close to discussions has told AFP.

At an EU summit on the Libyan crisis, he will propose “striking an extremely limited number of points which are the source of the most deadly operations” by forces loyal to Gaddafi, the source, who asked not to be named, said on Thursday.

Flashback: The French denied US forces overfly rights when President Reagan ordered strikes on Libya in 1986, in retaliation for Gaddafi sponsoring terrorist attacks.

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