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Long war of attrition in prospect in Libya — experts FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 03/09/2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Long war of attrition in prospect in Libya — experts

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
03/09/2011
CAIRO — Three weeks in, Libya’s popular uprising has lost all resemblance to those in its Arab neighbors amid rising death tolls and world powers’ stuttering search for peace as it tips closer to civil war.

Libya watchers believe the conflict has all the ingredients for a long drawn-out war of attrition that will exercise world diplomacy for many months to come.

“A civil war is already in progress,” says Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, a Libyan specialist at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

“I don’t see any party backing up, so the likelihood of a protracted war of attrition is relatively high at this stage.”.... MORE

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