Liam Fox says targeting Gaddafi 'would potentially be a possibility'

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Dr Liam Fox says Col Muammar Gaddafi might be considered a target as head of Libya's armed forces.

The Defence Secretary has emphasised the need to minimise civilian casualties in any attempt to remove the Libyan leader.

"It would potentially be a possibility," Dr Fox told BBC Radio 5 live.

"We are very careful to avoid [civilian casualties] for humanitarian reasons," he told John Pienaar on Pienaar's Politics. "Also for the propaganda reasons that it would provide for the regime itself."

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Pienaar's Politics broadcasts Sundays, 1900-2000 on BBC Radio 5 live.

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