Interview - West must ramp up action in Misrata, says rebel leader

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  • West must do more as civilian deaths mount

  • Ground troops or arming rebels should be considered

By Catherine Bremer

PARIS, April 14 (Reuters) - The West must take fresh action to stop the killing of civilians in Misrata and consider arming Libya's rebels or sending troops to fight Muammar Gaddafi's forces, said a rebel opposition council member on Thursday.

Suliman Fortea, who met President Nicolas Sarkozy late on Wednesday during a 24-hour visit to Paris, said if NATO and the United States were reluctant to intensify their action then France and Britain should consider acting alone.

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