Libya: Trouble in Tripoli

Gaddafi survives an attack

Little of the sprawling army complex of Bab al Azaziyeh, in the heart of the Libyan capital of Tripoli, is visible over the high stone-and-concrete wall that encircles it. Red-bereted guards are on duty at the gates, remote-control TV cameras scan the street outside, and the occasional gun of a Soviet tank protrudes through slits in the wall. But Libyans know that their leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, uses the barracks as a residence, though for security reasons he often sleeps elsewhere. Thus when gunfire was heard in the vicinity...

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