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Libya protests: Col Gaddafi under mounting pressure

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is under huge pressure, amid spiralling unrest throughout the country.

Several senior officials - including the justice minister - have reportedly resigned after security forces fired on protesters in the capital Tripoli.

And in a TV address, Col Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam conceded that protesters had taken control of the eastern cities of al-Bayda and Benghazi.

He warned of civil war and vowed to "fight to the last bullet".

Andy Moore reports.

  • 21 Feb 2011
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