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Libya: US rejects Putin’s claim that coalition wants to assassinate Gaddafi | World news | The Guardian

US defence secretary Robert Gates says coalition not targeting Libyan leader after claims UK and US went beyond mandate

US defence secretary Robert Gates has rejected a Russian claim that Nato is trying to assassinate Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Gates was speaking after a meeting at the Pentagon with British defence secretary Liam Fox, who also distanced himself from the accusation. Fox has in recent days has been edging towards declaring Gaddafi a legitimate target.

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