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France24 - Are Gaddafi's forces inept or invincible?

So have the international community's predictions of Gaddafi's firepower been wrong all along?

Not quite, says Gary Li, of the Defence and Military Analysis Programme at the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies.

"It's an open debate," said Li in a phone interview with FRANCE 24. "Gaddafi's forces have the advantage now as they have changed their methods. They started with airstrikes - with mixed success. What's happening now is his elite brigades are using the classic `creeping barrage' tactic of heavily shelling areas and gradually moving inwards. But as each side reaches the heartland of the other, both sides are finding it difficult to deal the fatal blow."

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 03:20:48 AM EST

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