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Gaddafi plays chess as war rages

Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 01:20

Jun 12 - Libyan TV airs pictures of Leader Muammar Gaddafi playing chess with the President of the International Chess Federation as war rages. Deborah Lutterbeck reports

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Libyan state television airs pictures of Leader Muammar Gaddafi meeting the president of the international chess federation. The two men sat down to play a game of chess in Tripoli. The Chess federation president, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, said the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi told him he had no intention of leaving the country, according to Russia's Interfax news agency. The footage was shown amid reports that rebel forces clashed with government solders in a town just 12 miles outside the Capital.. Though weakened after months of fighting and NATO attacks, Gaddafi's forces have not buckled. Gaddafi has called NATO's intervention act of colonial aggression aimed at grabbing Libya's plentiful oil. Western governments say they believe that it is only a matter of time before his rule collapses. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

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Gaddafi plays chess as war rages

Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 01:20