UK Admits Possible Contact With “Ex-Terror Group,” Who Fought Against Gaddafi

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Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) members were “allowed” to travel to war-torn Libya by London during the anti- Gaddafi uprising, after purportedly hunting them down for the now deceased Libyan ruler.

Minister of State for the Middle East at the UK Foreign Office Alistair Burt has admitted that London may have contacted members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and February 17th Martyrs Brigade during the conflict in Libya. This stunning revelation was posted online in a written response to a parliamentary question.

“During the Libyan conflict in 2011 the British Government was in communication with a wide range of Libyans involved in the conflict against the Gaddafi regime forces. It is likely that this included former members of Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and 17 February Martyrs Brigade, as part of our broad engagement during this time,” Alistair Burt said.

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According to the Middle East Eye (MEE) media outlet, the author of the original request, member of the parliament Lloyd Russell-Moyle, said the response arouses “serious questions,” whether the British government facilitated the departure to Libya of Salman Abedi, who committed a suicide bombing attack in the Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017. Another member of the parliament Fabian Hamilton said the case indicates the UK should pay more attention to who it supports in Libya and…

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