15 May '11, 12am

Three months on, no end in sight to Libya conflict: via @addthis

BENGHAZI (Libya) - DESPITE thousands of lives lost and tonnes of Nato bombs dropped, Muammar Gaddafi remains in power in Tripoli without an early end in sight, three months into a conflict which has torn Libya apart. The February 15 arrest of Fethi Terbil, a lawyer investigating the bloody repression of a 1996 mutiny in Abu Slim prison near Tripoli, was the catalyst of an unprecedented uprising against four decades of Gaddafi rule. Protests broke out in Benghazi - Libya's second city - and several other towns. The opposition declared the east of the country free from the strongman's autocratic rule but anti-regime demonstrations in Tripoli were swiftly quashed. In the west, at the Tunisian border, hundreds of thousands of migrant workers caught in the crossfire between the rebels and Gaddafi loyalists grabbed what they could and rushed for the exits. The Libyan army held t...

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