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Qaddafi Rallies Tripoli Supporters as Sarkozy Calls for Ouster

Muammar Qaddafi rallied supporters in the capital, Tripoli, telling them to defend their country from opposition forces that have consolidated control of the eastern part of Libya.

“We will fight and defeat” any foreign intervention, Qaddafi told crowds gathered in Tripoli’s Green Square who carried posters and banners supporting him. “Be prepared to defend Libya. Be prepared to defend the oil.’