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March 30: unrest in the Arab world

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2011-04-01

Follow our live coverage of the latest events in the Arab world as forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi continue to battle Libyan rebels and anti-government protesters stage rallies across the Middle East.

 

Overview of events Friday:

  • LIBYA: Gaddadi’s forces have strengthen their positions in the east of the country, especially south of Ajdabiya, and are heading for Benghazi (160 km north), the rebels’ stronghold.
  • SYRIA: Anti-government protesters have called for protests to take place after Friday prayers, despite promises of reform from President Bashar al-Assad.  
  • YEMEN: Thousands of loyalists of Ali Abdallah Saleh are staging a “fraternity” demonstration in the capital, to challenge the anti-government protesters.

 

Date created : 2011-04-01

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