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West, al-Qaida blamed for unrest

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Western powers and al-Qaida terrorists are behind the unrest in Libya, which may result in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, the spokesman for the Libyan government said on Monday.

"There are no massacres, no bombardment, no reckless violence to the innocent people," Mousar Ibrahim said, who also admitted that hundreds of people, from both sides, were killed in the turmoil.

The North African country is facing its largest mass protests in decades. They have lasted for nearly two weeks, with protesters demanding an end to leader Muammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule.

Tripoli is still under control of Gadhafi, however, the anti- government protesters have seized some parts of Zawiya city, some 40 km to the west of the capital.

But the spokesman said that anti-government protesters are the "minority" and the government still has the whole area of Zawiya. "We could wipe out them with army, but we did not. The government is not blooded," he said.

Mousar Ibrahim accused Western powers of attempting to change the regime for "oil wealth".

The protests were handled peacefully in which people demanded freedom of expression, higher salaries and better housing, but al-Qaida terrorists "hijacked" the peace activity and led Libya to chaos, Mousar said.

Commenting on UN sanctions on Libya, the spokesman said that the international community should come to Libya to find the truth. "How could they decide this just according media reports. Is there any evidence?"

Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam on Thursday invited international media to Libya to report "the truth" in the country. The Libyan authority has accused some Arab media of "distorting the information".


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West, al-Qaida blamed for unrest

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West, al-Qaida blamed for unrest

Lee Hannon is Chief Editor at China Daily with 15-years experience in print and broadcast journalism. Born in England, Lee has traveled extensively around the world as a journalist including four years as a senior editor in Los Angeles. He now lives in Beijing and is happy to move to China and join the China Daily team.