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Libya on the Line
'It's over': The prime minister gives up
Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi remained loyal to Gaddafi, but recordings reveal that by late May he knew the war was lost.
Last Modified: 21 May 2012 11:01 GMT
The Libyan government was worried from the very beginning about the role Islamist groups played in the uprising.
The Libyan government quickly lost the two major tribes in the east, but managed to preserve its power base in the west.
Several conversations with the prime minister hint that the Libyan government reached out to Israel.
As the uprising spread, the Libyan leader still banked on popular support, and wondered why his allies were defecting.
11 May 2012 17:10 GMT
One of Gaddafi's closest aides, entrusted with quashing the uprising in the east, is a little-known figure inside Libya.
11 May 2012 17:30 GMT
Recordings show top Gaddafi aides plotting to stage funerals and exaggerating death tolls from NATO raids.
Brief profiles of Muammar Gaddafi, Abdullah Senussi, Tayeb El Safi and other officials named in the recordings.
Watch the first part of Libya on the Line: The war retold.
Watch the second part of Libya on the Line: The war retold.
A new side of the war

Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel-Hamid, who uncovered the recordings, reflects on what it was like to sift through 12,000 private conversations from some of the top Libyan officials.

Listen to the recordings

We've posted dozens of recordings, along with translations, on this interactive timeline.

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