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Britain says its Libya mission bill stands at $415 million so far

LONDON — Defense Secretary Liam Fox said Thursday NATO’s air-led campaign in Libya has cost Britain about 260 million pounds ($415.5 million) so far.

Fox said the six-month operation is costing taxpayers more than 40 million pounds a month.

He said that if the mission continues at the same rate, the military will need to spend another 140 million pounds replacing missiles and other munitions.

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