Libya: Clashes spread to Tripoli as troops “defect” in Benghazi

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February 20, 2011
Al Jazeera [Qatar]    
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"Security forces have shot dead scores of protesters in Libya's second largest city, where residents said a military unit had joined their cause. While Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi attempts on Sunday to put down protests against his four-decade rule centred on the eastern city of Benghazi, eyewitness reports are coming in of 'disturbances' in the capital Tripoli as well. ... the head of the Al-Zuwayya tribe in eastern Libya has threatened to cut off oil exports unless authorities stop what he called the 'oppression of protesters,' the Warfala tribe, one of Libya's biggest, has reportedly joined the anti-Gaddafi protests." (02/20/11)

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