Arab uprising: Libya
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Libya conflict: How the crisis unfolded

Rebels in Libya appeared to be meeting little resistance after a day of gun battles in and around Tripoli.

After six months of fierce protests, the advance of rebel fighters into the heart of the capital could signal the end of Col Muammar Gaddafi's 40-year reign.

Isabel Webster looks at how events have unfolded since the uprising began in February.

  • 22 Aug 2011
  • From the section Africa
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