The Libyan uprising has intensified even further since my post earlier today. I’ve covered most of the material already, but from the more recent accounts it seems that horrendous destruction and loss of life in Tripoli, much of it inflicted indiscriminately by the Libyan military against civilian neighborhoods. A persistent rumor that Moamar Ghedafi has fled to Venezuela remains unconfirmed.
Almost unnoticed alongside the Libyan situation was yesterday’s violence in Morocco. Protesters burned down a bank in northern Morocco, and five charred corpses were later found in the ruins.
In related news, the surge of refugees from Tunisia has resumed after a brief lull. Tunisian migrants clashed violently with police on the island of Lampedusa. Italy is dreading the inevitable maritime exodus from Libya, most of which will make for Italian shores.
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