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Cameron using Irish mercenaries to fight UK riots, says Libya

A news caption on Libyan state TV claims “Cameron’s brigades” are being backed up by “mercenaries” from Ireland and Scotland.

Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive

DAVID CAMERON’S BATTLE against Britian’s “rebel” rioters is being supported by “mercenaries” hired in from Scotland and Ireland, according to Libyan state television.

Reuters reports that a breaking news caption published on the country’s national morning TV programme described how “the rebels of Britain approach Liverpool in hit-and-run battles with Cameron’s brigades and mercenaries from Ireland and Scotland. God is Greatest.”

The taunt was broadcast on a morning programme traditionally aimed at encouraging public support for Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.

Ironically, Reuters adds, Gaddafi is accused of hiring mercenaries from other African countries to fight his country’s own rebels.

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