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Libyan War Traps Poor Immigrants at Tripoli’s Edge

Date: March 7, 2011
Author: David D. Kirkpatrick
QUOTE: Dark-skinned Africans say the Libyan war has caught them in a vise. The heavily armed police and militia forces loyal to Colonel Qaddafi who guard checkpoints along the roads around the capital rob them of their money, possessions and cellphone chips, the migrants say... (The refugees) complain bitterly of betrayal by their home governments, which have failed to help evacuate them even as Egyptian, Bangladeshi and Chinese migrant workers who crowded the airport a week ago have found a way out.

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