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Live Blog - Libya Feb 26 - Tripoli the Last Gaddafi Bastion Now

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Excerpt from Al Jazeera Live Blog on Libya:


As the uprising in Libya enters its twelfth day, we keep you updated on the developing situation from our headquarters in Doha, Qatar.

(All times are local in Libya GMT+2)

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    Gaddafi's strongest European ally has weighed in on the situation in Libya too. At a political meeting in Rome, Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said:

    It appears that, effectively, Gaddafi no longer controls the situation in Libya.

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    Libya's ex-interior minister has told Al Jazeera that Tripoli is the only major city in Muammar Gaddafi's hands.

    "Now there is only Tripoli and a few other towns (In Gaddafi's hands). that is why I urge the Libyan people that there is no going back."

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    The UN Security Council is set to meet today to consider a sanctions resolution against Gaddafi. 

    Britain, France, Germany and the US have drawn up a resolution that says the attacks on civilians in Libya could amount to crimes against humanity.

    The resolution calls for an arms embargo and a travel ban and assets freeze against the Libyan leader.

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    Our correspondent Hoda Abdel-Hamid, reporting from the eastern Libyan city of al-Baida, says that while many parts of the country's east are no longer under government control, local residents do not want to separate from the rest of Libya. 

    "They still want a united Libya, and want Tripoli to remain its capital," she said.

    She added that many in the country's east have felt abandoned by the Gaddafi government, despite the vast oil wealth located in the region, and said that they feel they have no future in the country.

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