Sunday, February 20, 2011

Revolt spreads in Libya

TRIPOLI — Protests against the 40-plus-year reign of dictator Moammar Gadhafi have broken out in Tripoli, the capital, for the first time, according to news reports, as protesters in other cities count the dead from clashes with troops over days of protest.

A doctor told Al Jazeera that forces had fired on protesters in Tripoli, killing four, and Al Jazeera reported a resident saying she could hear gunfire in the city from her upscale suburb. Other sources told Al Jazeera that clashes between pro- and anti-Gadhafi sources in central Tripoli involved thousands of people.

Gadhafi's son, Seif el islam Gadhafi, will make a televised address Sunday night, Libya TV said, according to Al jazeera.

A doctor in the eastern city of Benghazi told Reuters that at least 50 people were killed and 100 others seriously wounded in Benghazi Sunday afternoon and evening. There were unconfirmed claims that the opposition had taken control of the city, with Gadhafi's forces holed up in a walled compound.
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1 comment:

rabidgandhi said...

Finally, someone else's dictators are in trouble instead of ours.