Libya Newslinks 28 August 2011

28 August 2011 —

Libya’s interim government strengthens grip, says Khamis Qaddafi may be dead
Christian Science Monitor
The military spokesman for Libya’s interim government said a son of Muammar Qaddafi may have been killed trying to flee Tripoli as the new Libya’s forces extend their grip over the country. By Kristen Chick, Correspondent / August 28, … 1-Libya rebels say won’t extradite Lockerbie bomber
TRIPOLI Aug 28 (Reuters) – Libya will not extradite Abdel Basset
al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing, a
minister in Libya’s rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) said on
Sunday. “We will not give any Libyan citizen …

Libya rebels fear for Gaddafi prisoners
BBC News
Libyan rebels say they are concerned over the fate of thousands of
prisoners held in Tripoli by the Gaddafi regime. Rebel military spokesman
Col Ahmed Omar Bani said almost 50000 people arrested in recent months were
unaccounted for. …

Libyan rebels: need over 10 days to take Sirte
By Robert Birsel BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – – It will take Libyan rebels
more than 10 days to take control of Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi’s home town and
one of his last major bastions of support along the Mediterranean coast, a
rebel commander told …

Loyalist strongholds test Libya’s new rulers
Financial Times
Whatever his actual sympathy for the rebels, his subdued reaction showed
the physical and emotional task now facing Libya’s victorious opposition in
areas of the capital traumatised by fighting and still attached to some
degree to the old regime. …

Libya: Charred Bodies Found In Tripoli Site
Huffington Post
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A man has told The Associated Press he survived a
massacre by Moammar Gadhafi loyalists who opened fire on about 130 civilian
detainees. On Sunday, an AP reporter saw at least 50 charred bodies at the
site near a military camp …

Success of armed Libya revolt adds new leaf to ‘Arab Spring’
Sacramento Bee
By JEFFREY FLEISHMAN CAIRO — Artillery shells and airstrikes, not placards
and peaceful protests, sent Moammar Gadhafi fleeing from his fortress: The
Libyan uprising has made it clear that even the most brutal leaders may be
endangered icons in a …

Libya’s new leaders prepare to restore basic needs of war-torn country
The Guardian
“When people are secure they will go out, the shops will open and life will
come back to normal,” said Mahmoud Shammam, the information minister for
Libya’s National Transitional Council. Fighting has died down in Tripoli
but numerous checkpoints …

Hague hopeful over Fletcher case
BBC News
Libya’s transitional council has promised to co-operate with the UK police
investigation into the death of PC Yvonne Fletcher 27 years ago, Foreign
Secretary William Hague says. It comes after a council member told the
Sunday Times a recently …

Paul still critical of US involvement in Libya
Sacramento Bee
By KEVIN FREKING AP WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul
says the apparent overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya does not
justify the United States’ involvement there and may end up delivering
al-Qaida what he calls “another …

After Libya: where should Cameron strike next? – Telegraph Blogs
By James Delingpole
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caption=”Rockall: the obvious choice”][/caption] Some readers may have
woken up today wondering whether they have been transported into a parallel

Libya: Rebels Decline Gaddafi Offer To Talk (LIVE UPDATES)
By The Huffington Post News Editors
By KARIN LAUB and BEN HUBBARD, The Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya —
Libyan rebels on Sunday rejected an offer by Moammar Gadhafi to negotiate
and said they have captured the eastern town of Bin Jawwad, forcing regime

Fears of Widespread Disease in Libya — News from
By John Glaser
The scale of the fighting in Libya has reduced, but the bodies keep
accumulating – civilians caught up in the crossfire; fighters from both
sides killed in action; those black men summarily executed by the rebels
for being alleged mercenaries, …

Balloon Juice » Howard Dean, Libya and Being “Anti-War”
By mistermix
Howard Dean, Libya and Being “Anti-War”. by mistermix. Howard Dean is a
fairly vocal supporter of the Libyan intervention: “It’s very smart. You
don’t put boots on the ground. You don’t commit trillions of dollars to a
war in Iraq,” he said. …

Victory in Libya? : NO QUARTER
By Larry Johnson
I am not arguing that the United States should now intervene in Libya to
“set things right.” But we should be prepared to accept that whatever
emerges as a new government in Libya could be worse than Gaddafi. My point
is that this should …

libya – Featured Articles From The Los Angeles Times
In November 2002, Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists fired two
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