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'Patronage and military power' rule in Libya

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Colonel Gaddafi's security forces have reportedly fired on demonstrators from helicopters and warplanes.

The BBC's Frank Gardner explains more about the situation in Libya.

And Sir Richard Dalton, a former British ambassador to Libya, analyses the power structure and tribal situation in the country.


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