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Cameron under fire over UK intervention in Libya in 2011



The ex-Prime Minister of Britain, David Cameron, is under fire over his decision to intervene in Libya during the revolution in 2011. A report released by the influential Foreign Affairs Committee concluded that Cameron’s decision to intervene in Libya militarily during the 2011 uprising against the late tyrant Gaddafi, led to the rise of the Islamic State (IS) in North Africa.

According to the Telegraph Newspaper, Cameron refused to provide evidence in the report, which concluded that Cameron was solely responsible for an ‘opportunistic’ policy of regime change that ultimately created a power vacuum in Libya.

The report by the MPs suggests that the UK went into Libya militarily with no plan to what could happen after Gaddafi had overthrown, and they held Cameron the responsibility for the expansion of the IS in North Africa and the migrant crisis.

MPs, like Andrew Rosindell, a member of the committee, said that “I shall be asking Crispin Blunt to summon David Cameron before the select committee at the earliest opportunity.” He added that “it is right that he should give us an account of what happened, I would have thought Mr. Cameron would want to defend himself, given the severe nature of the allegations we have made against him.”

The 49-page report highlights the issues that were caused by the lack of organization and planning by the British government at the time. It said that the British government launched airstrikes to protect the civilians in Benghazi and failed to spot a large number of Islamic Extremists who were among the rebels fighting against the regime at the time.

The saga goes on, is David Cameron responsible for the aftermath in Libya?