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Libyan Embassy Officials defect, thousands of foreigners flee violence

Feb 23 2011 Tens of thousands of foreigners are trying to flee Libya, after clashes between security forces and protesters reportedly left hundreds dead. Egypt has boosted its military near the border and set up field hospitals, as thousands of its nationals return. Several countries are evacuating their citizens and oil companies are relocating expat staff. Correspondents in Tripoli say the capital is calm but there is a sense of intimidation after a night of fighting. Overnight Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi dismissed reports that he had fled amid the unrest sweeping the country, calling foreign news channels “dogs”. Speaking to state TV from outside a ruined building, he...

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Gaddafi’s son threatens imminent civil war

Feb 22 2011 Appearing on Libyan state television, Seif al-Islam Gaddafi says his father is in the country and has support of army. Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has promised a programme of reforms but also warned of “civil war” after bloody protests against his father’s 42-year rule reached the capital, Tripoli. Speaking on state television in the early hours of Monday morning, Saif Gaddafi blamed thugs, inmates, foreigners and Islamists for the unrest that has spread across the country since February 14. He promised a conference on constitutional reforms within two days and said Libyans should “forget oil and petrol” and...

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