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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-20-2011, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Gaddafis dead - the Libyian nightmare is over

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THERE are unconfirmed reports Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi has been killed.
A senior NTC official has told news site Al Jazeera that Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds sustained after being captured near Sirte.
Earlier tonight a National Transitional Council commander said the ousted Libyan strongman had been badly wounded in the fighting which mopped up the last resistance of his supporters in the town.
"He has been captured. He is badly wounded, but he is still breathing," Mohamed Leith told AFP, adding that he had seen Gaddafi himself and that he was wearing a khaki uniform and a turban.
Libyan TV channel "Libya lil Ahrar" also said he was in custody.
In Sirte, medics said the defence minister in Gaddafi's ousted regime, Abu Bakr Yunis, had been killed in the final battle for Sirte.
His body was identified at the field hospital where it was brought in a pick-up truck on Thursday, Dr Abdu Rauf told AFP.
The reports come after Libyan fighters overran the remaining positions of Gaddafi loyalists in his hometown of Sirte, ending the last major resistance by former regime supporters still holding out two months after the fall of the capital Tripoli.
Reporters at the scene watched as the final assault began around 8am local time today and ended about 90 minutes later.
Just before the assault, about five carloads of loyalists tried to flee the enclave down the coastal highway but were met by gunfire from the revolutionaries, who killed at least 20 of them.
"Our forces control the last neighbourhood in Sirte," Hassan Draoua, a member of Libya's interim National Transitional Council, told The Associated Press in Tripoli.
"The city has been liberated."
After the battle, revolutionaries began searching homes and buildings, looking for any Gaddafi fighters who might be hiding there.
At least 16 pro-Gaddafi fighters were captured, along with multiple cases of ammunition and trucks loaded with weapons. Reporters saw revolutionaries beating captured Gaddafi men in the back of trucks and officers intervening to stop them.
Celebratory gunfire echoed through Sirte, which fell into the hands of revolutionaries almost two full months after they overrun Tripoli and many other parts of the oil-rich North African nation.
Despite the fall of Tripoli on August 21, Gaddafi loyalists mounted fierce resistance in several areas, including Sirte, preventing Libya's new leaders from declaring full victory in the eight-month civil war.
Earlier this week, revolutionary fighters gained control of one stronghold, Bani Walid, and by Tuesday they said they had squeezed Gaddafi's forces in Sirte into a residential area of about 700 square meters but were still coming under heavy fire from surrounding buildings.
Deputy defence minister Fawzi Abu Katif told the AP on Wednesday that authorities still believed Gaddafi's son Muatassim was among the ex-regime figures holed up in the diminishing area in Sirte. He was not seen on the ground after the final battle on Thursday.
In an illustration of how difficult and slow the fighting for Sirte was, it took the anti-Gaddafi fighters, who also faced disorganisation in their own ranks, two days to capture a single residential building.
It is unclear whether Gaddafi loyalists who have escaped might continue the fight and attempt to organise an insurgency using the vast amount of weaponry Gaddafi is believed to have stored in hideouts in the remote southern desert.
Unlike Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi had no well-organised political party that could form the basis of an insurgent leadership. However, regional and ethnic differences have already appeared among the ranks of the revolutionaries, possibly laying the foundation for civil strife.
Gaddafi, who is in hiding, has issued several audio recordings trying to rally supporters.
Libyan officials have said they believe he is hiding somewhere in the vast southwestern desert near the borders with Niger and Algeria.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-20-2011, 08:47 AM
 
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Great - who's next then? :P




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Great - who's next then? :P
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Great - who's next then? :P
How about Obama and the American congress to see if they can bring an end to the American run of ternary.

Or the Bush family and the Rothschild's to finally avenge the real corporates behind 9/11.


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I think "LIBYAN NIGHTMARE BEGINS" is going to turn out to be a more accurate Title.

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How about Obama and the American congress to see if they can bring an end to the American run of ternary.

Or the Bush family and the Rothschild's to finally avenge the real corporates behind 9/11.
You are crazy
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He isn't really. He just doesn't believe what the American government says. Their track record isn't exactly good with regards to being honest to their people. If they had found one shred of airplane at the Pentagon, where a plane supposedly had crashed into... I wouldn't be such a skeptic myself.
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Our time in Libya is far from over. Nobody can say for sure at this point who will be taking over and what set of laws they will abide by; I for one am not going to hold my breath for any kind of transition that is benefitial to the West.

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Don't you think it's convenient all the dictators and terrorists just die? No need for court proceedings.




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