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Libya tensions show up in Bani Walid
Members of the same tribe stand on opposite sides of the divide in former stronghold of Muammar Gaddafi.
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2011 01:32

Libya's new interim prime minister has promised to make national reconciliation one of his top priorities, but in the town of Bani Walid, a former stronghold of Muammar Gaddafi, this may prove to be difficult.

The new head of the main hospital in Bani Walid is a pharmacist turned NTC fighter, and it is apparent that this is not a place where the anti-Gaddafi fighters are welcomed like heroes.

There is little communication between the fighters and the visitors, even if both belong to the same tribe.

Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports from Bani Walid.

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Al Jazeera
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