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London victims of Gadaffi Semtex in Libya plea

By Staff Reporter

Victims of the IRA's Docklands bombing have urged the United Nations to take action to protect the people of Libya.

Earlier this week Islamist militias claimed to have consolidated their hold on Tripoli and its international airport, driving out rival militias to the outskirts of the capital following a long battle for control of the strategic hub.

The Docklands Victims Association (DVA) was set up in the wake of the 1996 IRA bombing of Canary Wharf with Semtex supplied by former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gadaffi.

In a letter to UN chief Ban Ki -moon, DVA president Jonathan Ganesh said: "The Libyan people, who we regard as our brothers and sisters, now live in fear of this brutal militia."

He urged the UN to "immediately intervene" to "prevent the loss of innocent lives".

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