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France recognises Libya opposition
France becomes first major European country to recognise opposition as legitimate government.
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2011 20:18 GMT

France has now officially recognised the National Council, the alternative government set up by the Libyan opposition in Benghazi, and has severed ties with Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

Reports from France, meanwhile, indicate that Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, is also considering lobbying the EU to back air strikes against specific targets in Libya.

Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports from Paris.

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