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A dangerously fractured nation

Eight days into the uprising in Libya, Moammar Gaddafi intensified his efforts to hold on to power as the opposition movement's influence spread along the coast. His violent tactics have prompted numerous members of his government to resign.

Graphic illustrates how eight days into the uprising in Libya, Moammar Gaddafi intensified his efforts to hold on to power.

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Gaddafi loyalists inundate Tripoli
Article | BAIDA, LIBYA - Moammar Gaddafi tightened his grip on Libya's capital, Tripoli, on Wednesday, flooding the streets with militiamen and loyalist troops, as rebels consolidated their control of key eastern cities and continued advancing west across the coastal strip, where most of the country's po...
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Fate of Gaddafi inner circle also at stake
Article | As he desperately tries to squash a popular rebellion, Libyan ruler Moammar Gaddafi is banking on the loyalty of a close circle of relatives and security officials whose personal fates depend on his survival, according to U.S. officials and analysts.

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