Libya: The Doublecross and the Hit Hoax

Gaddafi humiliates the French, but is stung by Egypt

Over the past four months he had signed a treaty of friendship with Morocco and sought to improve relations with West Germany and France. But Libya's mercurial strongman, Muammar Gaddafi, has disappointed Western leaders who may have hoped that he had turned his hand from duplicity to diplomacy. Last week repercussions of his latest antics resounded around the world:

> In Chad, at least 1,000 Libyan troops remained in the African country, despite Gaddafi's agreement with French President Francois Mitterrand, made in September,...

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