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Qaddafi's Son Warns of Civil War

Protests in Libya intensified again Sunday, spreading toward the nation’s capital for the first time. Hoping to tamp down the uprising, a son of leader Muammar Qaddafi spoke on national television and warned of a civil war if demonstrations against his father continue. “Libya is not Tunisia or Egypt,” Saif Qaddafi said, adding that the regime would fight “ until the last bullet.” Witnesses reported heavy gunfire in Tripoli following the speech Sunday night, as well as tear gas and live bullets from security forces. The U.S. State Department said it is “ gravely concerned” about the situation.

February 20, 2011 5:36 PM