Colonel Gaddafi beat and raped kidnapped schoolgirls he used as sex slaves in between checking his emails, according to a new book.
French reporter Annick Cojean gathered horrific accounts from the girls forced into the former Libyan dictator’s harem for the account published last week.
One victim, named as Soraya, was 15 when she was abducted in 2004 by the late tyrant’s ‘talent scouts’ after she was chosen to give him a bouquet when [...]
The detention of 7,000 people in prisons and camps by the anti-Gaddafi forces is not surprising. The conflict in Libya was always much more of a civil war between Libyans than foreign governments pretended or the foreign media reported.
The winning anti-Gaddafi militia are not proving merciful. Often they have had relatives killed in the fighting or imprisoned by the old regime who they want to avenge. Sometimes they come from [...]
Wed, 26 Oct 2011, 12:06 GMT+3 - Libya
The bodies of 267 people, many of them believed to have been summarily executed, have been found in Sirte, the hometown of slain Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, a Red Cross source told the online Libyan newspaper Qurynaew on Wednesday.
Officials from the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, now in Sirte, had documented the bodies before they were buried in mass graves, the source told the Libyan paper.
A Libyan rebel confessed on camera Sunday to killing Muammar Gaddafi.
The provisional government in Libya is claiming Gaddafi was killed in a shootout in the city of Sirte, where the ousted leader had been hiding.
Watch confession aired on Russian channel RT
However, following his death videos began to surface showing Gaddafi bleeding while being held by rebels, which raised the suspicion he was executed.
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Muammar Gaddafi secretly salted away more than $US200 billion ($A196 billion) in bank accounts, real estate and corporate investments around the world before he was killed, according to senior Libyan officials.
That’s about $US30,000 for every Libyan citizen and double the amount that Western governments previously had suspected.
The new estimates of the deposed dictator’s hidden cash, gold reserves and investments are “staggering”, one person who has studied detailed records of the [...]
US and Italian defense chiefs on Monday said they examined prospects for ending the allied air campaign over Libya and how to support the country’s post-Kadhafi transition in talks at the Pentagon.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who expressed thanks for Italy’s role in theNATO-led operation, said alliance commanders favored pressing on with bombing raids as Moamer Kadhafi’s loyalists were still putting up resistance in Sirte.
“We are looking for our commanders to… recommend when they [...]
October 6, 2011
NATO warplanes bombed the medical center in Sirte, located 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital Tripoli, on Thursday. The number of possible casualties remains unknown.
The strike comes as the houses of tribesmen loyal to the fugitive Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi have been looted in the south of the city.
Meanwhile, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday set out conditions for the [...]
NATO-backed rebels suffer further losses in Bani Walid as field commander Daw Saleheen is killed by Libyan forces.
September 29, 2011
As reported earlier, rebel fighters tasked by NATO to take Bani Walid have begun filtering back home after frustrating and continuous defeat by the city’s defenders. A recent rocket barrage managed to kill rebel commander Daw Saleheen, who was leading operations against Bani Walid, Associated Press [...]
Fighters aligned with Libya’s National Transitional Council have launched a fierce two-pronged assault on Sirte with the support of heavy artillery, tanks and NATO warplanes.
Al Jazeera correspondents said NTC fighters on Saturday had pushed into the center of the city, overrunning positions that forces loyal to deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi had held for months.
Gaddafi’s forces battled the attackers with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades and [...]
(Reuters) – Libya’s interim leaders failed to agree a new cabinet on Sunday and the forces that forced Muammar Gaddafi from power remained bogged down in fighting with troops loyal to the former ruler.
Interim government forces fled in chaos from the town of Bani Walid and pulled back from Sirte after yet more failed attempts to storm Gaddafi’s final bastions and take control of the entire country.
The political and [...]
(CNN) — NATO’s leader confidently proclaimed on Sunday that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s days are numbered, but he couldn’t foresee how long the alliance’s grinding mission to protect besieged civilians will last.
“The game is over for Gadhafi,” NATO’s Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “He should realize sooner rather than later that there’s no future for him or his regime.”
BIN JAWWAD, Libya – Libyan government tanks and rockets blunted a rebel assault on Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown of Sirte on Tuesday and drove back the ragtag army of irregulars, even as world leaders prepared to debate the country’s future in London.
Rockets and tank fire sent Libya’s rebel volunteers in a panicked scramble away from the front lines, before the opposition was able to bring up [...]