Armed Libyan forces continue to surround the city of Bani Walid, Libya. As tension between government troops and opposition supporters continues to mount, residents have been left without food and other supplies — and are calling on the UN for help.
The siege of Bani Walid started because the National Congress wanted to arrest the suspected murderers of the man ‘credited’ with capturing Colonel Gaddafi.
The town failed to hand them over, but the siege is too strong a response exposing the government’s weakness, says journalist James Corbett.
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