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MI6 'worked with Gaddafi government'.

Summary: Evidence has emerged of close cooperation between British intelligence and the regime of Colonel Gaddafi.

Evidence has emerged of close cooperation between British intelligence and the regime of Colonel Gaddafi.

Papers discovered in Tripoli apparently show that MI6 gave his security service information on Libyan dissidents living in Britain.

They also contain communications between Britain and Libya ahead of then prime minister Tony Blair's meeting with Gaddafi in 2004. The UK is said to have helped the Libyan dictator with his speech-writing.

The documents, found in the Tripoli offices of former head of Libyan intelligence Musa Kusa, also show how the American CIA worked with the regime on the rendition of terrorist suspects.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defence has disclosed that British forces have so far hit more than 900 targets in the campaign to protect Libyan civilians from the Gaddafi regime.

The latest strikes came during armed reconnaissance patrols on Friday against buildings in Bani Walid which had been used by Gaddafi's forces as a military base.

At least 910 targets, including secret police headquarters, have been damaged or destroyed since operations began in March, the MoD said.

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Date:Sep 4, 2011
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