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Posted On: 8 August 2011 07:21 am
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Britain is spending £1.3mn a month on accommodation for 1,000 service personnel in Italy while they conduct air strikes on Libya, official figures showed yesterday. The Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots and their support crews are deployed in four different parts of Italy as part of the Nato campaign against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. Accommodation costs have averaged £1,315,000 a month since the bombing raids began in March, the ministry of defence said. Some £1.1mn a month is going on accommodation for personnel at the Gioia del Colle airbase in southeast Italy, where the RAF Tornado and Typhoon fighter jets are stationed. The defene ministry said in April that it was considering alternative accommodation at Gioia del Colle. Source: GulfTimes