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Ex-UK PM blamed for flawed Libya intervention

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>> UK parliamentary report has severely criticized Britain's military intervention in Libya in 2011. It says former Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to oust then leader Muammar Gaddafi was flawed. Adding that it quickened political and economic collapse in the North African country and contributed to the rise of Islamic State.
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e Foreign Affairs Committee report says UK policy in Libya was based on erroneous assumptions and an incomplete understanding of the country and the situation. Britain and France lead the international efforts using fighter jets to beat back Gaddafi's armies.
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d allow rebels to topple the long time dictator.
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But since the overthrow, Libya has suffered years of chaos. Islamic State has gained a foothold, former rebels still fight over territory. And people smugglers send tens of thousands of migrants on the perilous sea journey to Europe. The report says Cameron had a decisive role in the decision to intervene.
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d that despite intelligence reports, his government failed to identify that the threat to civilians was overstated. It concludes Cameron must bear the responsibility for Britain's role in the crisis.