Uprising in LibyaMarch 9, 2011 —
Last week we reported on UN sanctions implemented in response to the uprising in Libya. This week, the clashes continue, showing no signs of shopping. In the past four weeks, opposition forces have taken control of eastern Libya. Gadhafi’s regime has held on to the capital of Tripoli. Death toll estimates range from more than 1000 to as many as 2000. The war has displaced 215000 people, most poor migrant workers stranded at the Tunisian and Egyptian borders.