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Libya: Splits at the top show deep crisis

Published Tue 9 Aug 2011
Issue No. 2264

Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) is in crisis after its leader, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, sacked the entire executive body.

The splits come as the NTC is accused of being behind the murder of prominent rebel commander, General Abdel Fatah Yunis.

The NTC signed a warrant for his arrest. The movement against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime has stalled because of Western intervention.

The rebels deferred to the US and its allies, expecting the air strikes to remove Gaddafi.

But this strategy has predictably failed.

The US is now talking of a truce with the dictator, which will divide Libya and leave Gaddafi in control of part of the country.


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International
Tue 9 Aug 2011, 18:01 BST
Issue No. 2264
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