Baku: Libyan leader Muammar Kaddafi declared a large-scale conscription in the country due to the probability of NATO ground operations, the Al-Sharg al-Awsat newspaper said referring to a Libyan high-ranking official. The Libyan official said his government expected that NATO will begin ground operations in Libya and they are ready to meet any scenario relating to that development. "The Libyan government is taking measures to conscript women and children as well”.
The source said NATO air strikes couldn’t force Kaddafi to leave power and this situation leads the NATO leadership to ground operations. “We have reliable reports about the NATO’s plans to begin ground operations in Libya”.
According to military experts, Kaddafi has more than 800,000 troops and on the eve of the NATO ground operations the Libyan leadership is arming the population to increase the number of its troops. Recently Libyan television broadcasted the training of Libyan women in special military camps.