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Libya / Fighting / Tripoli #1000368

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 22, 2011
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The revolution in Libya where leader Muammar el-Kadhafi is on the ropes as the rebels moved into Tripoli introduced.

(Yafran, Libya: Jeffrey Kofman) The uncertainty in Libya after the rebel advance featured; scenes shown from the streets of Tripoli, last night's celebrations, the ongoing fighting against forces loyal to Kadhafi, looted weapons; details given about where Kadhafi and his three sons might be hiding or in custody. ["The Independent Newspaper" Kim SENGUPTA†- talks about the firing by both sides.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Live interview held with Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass about Libya. [HAASS - speculates on what could happen inside the country and about the oil market; assesses Kadhafi's reign.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Sciutto) The long rule of Kadhafi examined; details given about the various attacks attributed to him, his about face after September 11 and the invasion of Iraq and his many eccentricities. [Lockerbie flight widow Rabbi Stephanie BERNSTEIN†- comments on Kadhafi as a mass murderer.] [April 9, 1986, President Ronald REAGAN - calls Kadhafi a mad dog.] [In ABC interview, February 2011, KADHAFI - laughs about stepping down.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The picture from last October of Kadhafi with three other Arab leaders who have fallen or almost fallen shown.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The return of online messages from Libya noted.

Sawyer, Diane;
Kofman, Jeffrey;
Sciutto, Jim

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