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LIBYA: Army deploys in 'large numbers' west of Tripoli

February 22, 2011 |  1:36 pm

Border The Libyan army on Tuesday was deploying in "large numbers" in the city of Sabratah, west of the capital, Tripoli, according to Libya's state newspaper, Quryna.

The deployment came after protesters destroyed government buildings in the city, the paper reported.

-- Molly Hennessy-Fsike

Photo: Egyptians fleeing Libya wait with their belongings after passing through a border crossing back into their homeland. Credit: Reuters