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Baird goes to Benghazi

Foreign affairs minister meets with Libyan rebels


 

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was in Benghazi on Monday to meet with Libyan rebel leaders in their stronghold. Baird described the secret trip as a fact-finding mission, saying “This is one of the many steps that need to happen as Canada and [the National Transitional Council] go forward together. Baird also travelled to Sicily to meet with Canadian troops that are taking part in a NATO-led mission in Libya. Fighting between the rebels and forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has reached a standoff, with anti-government fighters laying claim to much of the East and pro-Gadhafi troops controlling the western part of the country, including the capital Tripoli.

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