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Quick Edit | End of the terror era?

Quick Edit | End of the terror era?
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First Published: Fri, Oct 21 2011. 12 37 AM IST

Former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Photo: Reuters
Former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Photo: Reuters
Updated: Fri, Oct 21 2011. 12 37 AM IST
The death of Moammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gadhafi marks the start of a new phase in the history of Libya. It marks a fatal blow to another dictatorial regime and a shot in the arm for the Arab Spring. Coming as it does after the assassination of Osama bin Laden, it is also a singular signal in the global fight against terror.
Former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Photo: Reuters
While Gadhafi spawned state terrorism, Osama pursued his brand of cynical jihadi terror. Now that both are out of the way, the world is in a sense a better place. But it is yet too early to celebrate; a victory is a long way away.
The global fight against terror can only be won by winning over more stakeholders and isolating the terrorists. And this can’t be done only through counter military offence. It requires strong follow-up political action that makes the counter-terror strategy inclusive. That is still some distance away.
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First Published: Fri, Oct 21 2011. 12 37 AM IST
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