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Clinton in Tripoli; Gaddafi forces counter-attack

• Reuters

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Libya on Tuesday to meet the new leaders Washington helped into power, while die-hard forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi launched a surprise counter-attack in his hometown of Sirte.

The visit by Clinton, the most senior U.S. official to come to Tripoli since Gaddafi's 42-year rule ended in August, was marked by tight security, reflecting worries that the new rulers have yet to establish full control over the country.


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