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Vol 52 No 5

Published 4th March 2011


Libya

Gadaffi's fight to the death

After seizing the east of the country and the oil installations, the opposition steels itself for a long campaign

As Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi fights back hard against his opponents, the prospect of his early overthrow has given way to concern about widespread instability in a deeply fractured country. The former combination of a well funded secret police apparatus presiding over a chaotic state bureaucracy pitting administrators against revolutionary committees could give way to a long and multisided civil war.

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