Tanks used during the Libya civil war
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Living with defeat and victory in post-Gaddafi Libya

During Libya's civil war, two neighbouring cities suffered more than any others.

In Misrata, rebel forces faced months of attacks by Colonel Gaddafi's men before coming out on top.

A few months later they meted out the same treatment on Gaddafi's home town of Sirte before finally declaring Libya free.

Jon Donnison reports now on a tale of two cities, one living with victory, the other in defeat.

  • 20 Dec 2011
  • From the section Africa
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