Gaddafi supporters in Tripoli
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Libya's capital Tripoli is 'like a jail'

Western forces have launched air and missile strikes on Libya as part of a UN-backed plan to establish a no-fly zone and prevent government attacks on civilians.

The US said allied naval forces fired more than 100 cruise missiles at air defence sites.

The BBC spoke to a resident of Tripoli, Mohammed, who said the Libyan capital was "like a jail".

  • 20 Mar 2011
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