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Gaddafi: I will die a martyr

A defiant Muammar Gaddafi vowed yesterday to die “a martyr” in Libya and said he would crush a revolt which has seen eastern regions already break free from four decades of his rule.

A defiant Muammar Gaddafi vowed yesterday to die “a martyr” in Libya and said he would crush a revolt which has seen eastern regions already break free from four decades of his rule.

Swathed in brown robes, Gaddafi seethed with anger and banged the podium outside one of his residences that was damaged in a 1986 U.S. bombing raid that attempted to kill him. Next to him stood a monument of a fist crushing a U.S. fighter jet.

“I am not going to leave this land, I will die here as a martyr,” Gaddafi said on state television, refusing to bow to calls from his own diplomats, soldiers and protesters clamoring in the streets for him to go.

Gaddafi said he would not be forced out by the wave of dissent sweeping through his nation.

 
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