Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LIV

No 35

29-Aug-2011

Rebels Sweep To Power As New Era Dawns For Libya

Forces belonging to the NATO-backed opposition Transitional National Council (TNC) stormed Tripoli almost six months to the day after fighting broke out in the eastern city of Benghazi. As MEES went to press some fighting continued in Tripoli, and the towns of Sirte and Sebha remained in government hands, but while no official announcement was forthcoming, the 42-year rule of Col Mu'ammar...