BBC World Service presents 'The Road to Tripoli'

August 29, 2011

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Pro-Qaddafi soldiers on a reconnaissance mission come under fire by Libyan rebels on the front line.

Events in Libya reached a dramatic conclusion over the past week. After a six month uprising, rebel forces swept into the capital Tripoli and forced Colonel Qaddafi from power after almost 42 years. For the BBC World Service program Assignment, correspondent James Reynolds reports on the events and highlights the key turning points in Libya's conflict.