Middle East Economic Survey


No 27



Pressures Mount On Both Tripoli And Benghazi

Conditions are worsening both in areas controlled by Libyan dictator Col Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, and in areas controlled by Benghazi-based rebels. A series of rebel advances have put Col Qadhafi on the back foot militarily, and a shortage of products has now become a full-blown emergency for Tripoli. For the rebels, a lack of funds and mounting shortages of basic food, medical and even oil...