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Is it right for the UN to attack Libya?

Coalition military forces were in action for a third consecutive night with reports of fierce anti-aircraft fire followed by explosions near Muammar Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli.

Witnesses said a navy base at Bussetta, 10km east of the capital, and the dictator’s southern stronghold of Sebha had been hit by a bombardment as air defences and forces were targeted.

It came after Prime Minister David Cameron secured comprehensive support from MPs for the military intervention in Libya - despite signs of friction in the Government over how to tackle Gaddafi.

MPs voted in favour of Britain taking military action in Libya at a House of Commons debate last night. Hartlepool MP Iain Wright, Grahame Morris, MP for Easington, Sedgefield member Phil Wilson and Alex Cunningham, from Stockton North, all agreed that Prime Minister David Cameron was right to deploy the country’s armed forces to Libya.

The four MPs were joined by another 553 MPs from around the country to agree with the action, while just 13 disagreed.