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Libyan families move into remains of Gaddafi fortress

(Reuters) – It used to be the impenetrable fortress of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. Only workers or members of the toppled Libyan leader’s inner circle could see inside.

Now, six months after Tripoli fell to Western-backed rebels, dozens of families have moved into the few buildings still standing in the charred remains of Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound, setting up homes amid the rubble.

Their move, largely for economic reasons they say, highlights the collision between two parts of Libyan society.