Mideast & North Africa

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Antigovernment protests continued throughout several countries in the Middle East and North Africa in February and March. Protests in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain and Oman resulted in some riots, injuries and deaths, but in Libya, Yemen and Iran the clashes between protesters and pro-government forces escalated to violence in which many people were killed.

In Libya, various military and civil servants resigned from the government and joined into a revolutionary force to combat supporters of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi in running battles for control of cities and the various oil and port facilities. Hundreds of people were killed, and thousands of civilians fled into Tunisia and Egypt.

The US State Department issued a warning against travel to Libya and suspended all embassy operations.

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Antigovernment protests continued throughout several countries in the Middle East and North Africa in February and March. Protests in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain and Oman resulted in some riots, injuries and deaths, but in Libya, Yemen and Iran the clashes between protesters and pro-government forces escalated to violence in which many people were killed.

In Libya, various military and civil servants resigned from the government and joined into a revolutionary force to combat supporters of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi in running battles for control of cities and the various oil and port facilities. Hundreds of people were killed, and thousands of civilians fled into Tunisia and Egypt.

The US State Department issued a warning against travel to Libya and suspended all embassy operations.