Man in Tripoli with picture of Gaddafi
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Libya crisis: People in Tripoli 'support Gaddafi'

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has widespread support in the capital Tripoli, according to a journalist in the city who spoke to the BBC.

The man, named only Saleh to protect his identity, said that people there were afraid of what would happen in the coming days.

His comments came after Col Gaddafi made his first public appearance in a week to rally his supporters.

In a speech apparently from a compound hit by coalition air strikes on Sunday, he urged "all Islamic armies" to join him, saying: "We will be victorious."

  • 23 Mar 2011
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