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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mopping Up in Libya

Qadhafi loyallists still hold Sirte and Bani Walid, but the NTC government is mopping up elsewhere; aftr a few days of resistance Sabha iws now reportedly secure, and today the NTC is claiming the Jufera Oasis is also in their hands. Qadhafi's former Prime Minister has been jailed in Tunisia,  where he reportedly was caught carrying false paper.

Admittedly, the victory isn't complete until Qadhafi himself is accounted for, nor is an Iraq-style insurgency out of the question in areas with strong tribal links to Qadhafi. But it does look like the Qadhafi era is finally lover.

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