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'Time is running out for Gaddafi' WORLD TODAY LIBYA.

BRITISH diplomats have insisted it is a matter of "when, not if" Muammar Gaddafi will go as Nato marks 100 days of air strikes against Libya.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office official claimed the momentum had "shifted irrevocably" against the dictator and he was down to a "handful" of followers.

"The sands of time are running down for Gaddafi," he said.

Nato has now flown 12,000 sorties, including 5,000 attack missions, and hit more than 2,400 targets since launching strikes against Libya 100 days ago on Sunday under a United Nations mandate to protect civilians.

The British military alone has damaged or destroyed more than 500 targets, including 240 tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery and rocket launchers, and more than 150 buildings, including bunkers and ammunition stores.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Geographic Code:6LIBY
Date:Jun 25, 2011
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