Col Muammar Gaddafi
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Libya's Gaddafi defiant despite foreign pressure

2 March 2011 Last updated at 19:45 GMT

Col Muammar Gaddafi has said he would "fight until the last man and woman" and warned that thousands of Libyans would die if Western forces intervened.

At a noisy rally in Tripoli, he said there was a conspiracy to control Libya and its oil.

Jeremy Bowen reports from Tripoli.