Libyan newspaper calls for opening the compensation discussions with Britain regarding the effects of World War II
Libya-UK, Politics, 8/3/1999
The Libyan newspaper al-Jamahiria urged discussion of compensation with the UK for the injuries suffered by the Libyan people during the attacks of the Allied forces against German troops in the World War II that took place on Libyan land more than 50 years ago.
The newspaper said yesterday that British media must remember that the defeat of Germany and Italy was tainted with Libyan blood, referring to the destruction of many villages and deaths of hundreds of Libyan civilians due to the land mines planted during this war.
It added, "These mines still deprive the Libyans of benefitting from their lands in the fields of agriculture, industry and irrigation."
The newspaper concluded by saying that after Libya has been patient with the UK media, "We have many issues to be opened, among which is compensation for the houses destroyed and the deaths due to these mines and we are starting with the compensation file, which we ended with Italy."
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