March 20, 2011 / 10:03 AM / 6 years ago

Libya's Gaddafi says will defeat Western forces

TRIPOLI, March 20 (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Sunday airstrikes on Libya by Western countries amounted to terrorism and said he would defeat his enemies.

In an address broadcast on state television, he said his country was preparing for a long war and that all Libyans were carrying weapons to defend the country.

"We will not leave our land and we will liberate it," he said. The television broadcast carried Gaddafi's voice, without showing any images of him. (Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by )

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