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Libya’s East abandons Gaddafi

February 23, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

TOBRUK, Libya (Reuters) – Bursts of celebratory machinegun fire echoed through the streets of Tobruk on Tuesday as anti-government protesters trashed a monument to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s most treasured work. Truckloads of demonstrators rolled down the streets of the eastern Libyan port city, past low concrete houses, distant smokestacks and the glinting Mediterranean Sea. Libyan soldiers told a Reuters correspondent they no longer backed Gaddafi and the eastern region was out of his control   ……. READ>MORE>>>>>>

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