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NATO bombing turns public back toward Qaddafi, bishop warns

Catholic World News - June 21, 2011

The continued NATO bombing campaign in Libya is playing into the hands of Muammar Qaddafi, alienating civilians and pushing them to support the regime, according to the apostolic vicar of Tripoli.

Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, who has been a steady critic of the NATO military campaign, said that under the pressure of the bombing, Qaddafi is “returning to be a reference point for people, who right now feel the need for a leader.”

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