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Libya / Revolution / Tripoli / A Discussion #1000420

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The words from Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi and his spokesman about the situation in Libya reported.

(Tripoli: Arwa Damon) The fighting between the rebels and Kadhafi's forces at the airport reviewed; scenes shown. The aftermath of the gunfire at the airport, the struggle for control of the area and the critical material at the airport discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Daily Beast contributor Fadel al-Ameen† and retired Army Gen. Mark Kimmett about the whereabouts of Kadhafi noted. [AMEEN - speculates about where Kadhafi may be at this time; notes there will not be a tribal rally to save Tripoli from the rebels; explains the reasons for the current rebel success.] [KIMMETT - says six months was a long time to carry out a campaign against a nation like NATO: this NATO victory came at some cost; notes we are seeing the last gasp of the Kadhafi military.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Damon, Arwa

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