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Ooh! Poor gaddafi

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by mzee wa inshu, Feb 21, 2011.

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    mzee wa inshu Member

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    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will fight a popular revolt to "the last man standing," one of his sons said on Monday as people in the capital joined protests for the first time after days of violent unrest in the eastern city of Benghazi.
    Anti-government protesters rallied in Tripoli's streets, tribal leaders spoke out against Gaddafi, and army units defected to the opposition as oil exporter Libya endured one of the bloodiest revolts to convulse the Arab world.
    Speaking on state television on Monday, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi said: "Our spirits are high and the leader Muammar Gaddafi is leading the battle in Tripoli, and we are behind him as is the Libyan army.
    "We will keep fighting until the last man standing, even to the last woman standing ... we will not leave Libya to the Italians or the Turks."
    In the coastal city of Benghazi protesters appeared to be largely in control after forcing troops and police to retreat to a compound. Government buildings were set

    ablaze and ransacked.

    Soldiers defect
    In the first sign of serious unrest in the capital, thousands of protesters clashed with Gaddafi supporters.

    Gunfire rang out in the night and police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators, some of whom threw stones at Gaddafi posters.
    Habib al-Obaidi, a surgeon at the Al-Jalae hospital, said the bodies of 50 people, mostly shot dead, were brought there on Sunday afternoon. Two hundred wounded had arrived, he said

    Members of an army unit known as the "Thunderbolt" squad had brought wounded comrades to the hospital, he said.
    The soldiers said they had defected to the cause of the protesters and had fought and defeated Gaddafi's elite guards."They are now saying that they have overpowered the Praetorian Guard and that they have joined the people's revolt," another man at the hospital, lawyer Mohamed al-Mana, told Reuters by telephone.

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    waarab mko juu big up saaana