ComRes poll: 71 pct Britons afraid Libya to become "another Iraq"

09:31, March 30, 2011      

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A latest poll found about seven out 10 people fear that Britain's involvement in military action in Libya could turn into another Iraq conflict, British polling consultancy ComRes said Tuesday.

Although British Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted that Libya is "not another Iraq," 71 percent of Britons say they are concerned the military action in Libya could drag Britain into a prolonged conflict like the Iraq war, according to the latest poll conducted by ComRes for British newspaper The Independent.

The poll also found 47-percent voters regard the government as wrong to commit British forces to action in Libya, while 43 percent approve of the decision. ( ComRes telephoned a random sample of 1,000 British adults between March 25 and 27 and came to the result.

The London Conference on Libya will start later on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the situation in Libya, with 40 foreign ministers and representatives from key regional organizations to attend.

Britain's Defense Ministry said Monday that British warplanes continued missions over Libya over the past weekend, hitting targets including tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery pieces and ammunition bunkers.

Source: Xinhua
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