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Horror of 150 bodies found on a farm after been massacred by pro-Gaddafi forces


The bodies of up to 150 Libyan civilians were found yesterday near Tripoli after allegedly being massacred by pro-Gaddafi forces.
Journalists said they counted as many as 53 executed bodies in a burnt-out farm warehouse near the Khamis military base where the murders are thought to have taken place last Tuesday and Wednesday.
The bodies of two soldiers were found with their hands tied behind their backs. Locals believe they refused to fire on the people being held inside the warehouse, and were then murdered.A charred skeleton lies at a makeshift prison next to a military base abandoned by elite loyalist troops in the district of Salaheddin in TripoliElsewhere, rebels massing outside Gaddafi’s last bastion of power, his home town of Sirte, say they hope they can take it with little bloodshed.

Many believe the deposed leader may be hiding with his family in a bunker in the town.
Rebel leaders said Sirte residents were being ‘virtually held hostage’ by troops ‘brainwashed’ by Gaddafi over the years, but wanted to join the revolution.A Libyan man covers his mouth to avoid the stench of the bodies of up to 150 civilians allegedly massacred by pro-Gaddafi forces‘They know it is all over for Gaddafi,’ said Ahmed Jebril, special adviser to Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the head of Libya’s government-in-waiting, the National Transitional Council.‘We hope that our fighters will once again drive into a Gaddafi stronghold and be greeted warmly by its people.
‘This happened in Tripoli where we feared much blood. We pray it can happen in Sirte too.’
A more sinister worry for the NTC is Gaddafi’s huge weapons store in the desert city of Waddan, 125 miles south of Sirte. The site is remote and guarded by hardcore Gaddafi loyalists.Local residents discovered the remains after rebel forces took control of the base of the 32 Brigade commanded by Gaddafi's sonThe murders at the burnt-out warehouse are thought to have taken place last Tuesday and Wednesday‘Our fighters are moving there now,’ said Mr Jebril. ‘There are fears of a chemical stockpile by Gaddafi. We cannot be sure if that is true.’
However, some have said that Gaddafi has fled Libya to Zimbabwe on a jet provided by Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, it was claimed today, as rebels began the march on his home town.President Mugabe's political opponents claim their spies saw Gaddafi arrive in the country on a Zimbabwe Air Force jet in the early hours of Wednesday morning.They say the Libyan dictator was taken to a mansion in Harare's Gunninghill suburb, where agents from his all-female bodyguard were apparently seen patrolling the grounds.Onward: The Libyan rebels are now marching on to Sirte, where they believe Gaddafi is hiding - despite claims from Robert Mugabe that he is in Zimbabwe'There's no doubt that Gaddafi is here as a 'unique guest' of Mugabe,' a spokesman for Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change told the Sun.If he has left Libya, Gaddafi could have fled from an airbase in his home town of Sirte, which has been bombarded by Nato warplanes in recent days.
The colonel's bunker in the coastal town was blitzed by cruise missiles fired by British Tornado jets on a long-range sortie last night.The claims come as:Rebel commanders claimed victory in a vital border town and announced they are to merge their fighters in Tripoli under one command;[/*]Leaders of the National Transitional Council (NTC) pressed foreign governments to release Libyan funds frozen overseas;[/*]The British Government pledged to fund humanitarian invervention by the Red Cross;[/*]United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon asked for international organisations' help in ensuring an urgent end to fighting and restoration of order in Libya.[/*][/list]Earlier Libyan rebels claimed victory in Ras Jdir, raising their flag at the border post with Tunisia after bloody clashes with regime loyalists.Fled? Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his female bodyguards, pictured left in a file photo, are said to have fled to Zimbabwe on the invitation of the country's president, Robert Mugabe, rightThere was no sign of a swift end to the civil war, which rebels have vowed will only end when Gaddafi is captured - dead or alive - but they claimed to be closing in on the strongman.A detachment of rebel fighters was turning its attention to Sirte, Gaddafi's birthplace, 300 miles east of Tripoli, where British warplanes have bombarded a bunker with cruise missiles.Some believe that Gaddafi, if he is still in the country, may seek refuge among his tribesmen in the Mediterranean city, which is still holding out against the rebel advance.Loyalist forces also still hold positions deep in the Sahara desert, days after rebels took much of the capital, looted Gaddafi's compound and paraded their stolen souvenirs.A volunteer sprays deodorizer in a room where six patients had been left to die in the Abu Selim hospital where aid workers and residents found 200 corpsesA man throws lime onto the decomposing body of a pro-Gaddafi loyalist soldier at the Abu Salim Hospital in Tripoli'Sirte remains an operating base from which pro-Gaddafi troops project hostile forces against Misrata and Tripoli,' said a Nato official, adding that its forces had also acted to stop a column of 29 vehicles heading west toward Misrata.Meanwhile, leaders of the NTC, the rebel administration, pressed foreign governments to release Libyan funds frozen abroad.It says the money is urgently needed to impose order and provide services to a population traumatised by six months of civil conflict and 42 years of dictatorial rule.But Gaddafi's African allies have continued to offer a grain of comfort to the under-pressure dictator by refusing to recognise the legal government.Rebels remove the 'Fist crushing a US fighter jet' sculpture with a crane at Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziya compoundLibyan's burn a huge poster showing Muammar Gaddafi making the revolution announcement in 1969 attached to an apartment building wall in TripoliThe African Union called for the formation of an inclusive transitional government in Libya, saying it could not recognise the rebels as sole legitimate representatives of the nation while fighting continues.If fighting continues unchecked, there are fears that Libya's conflict will spill over into the remote regions of Mali, Niger, Chad and Mauritania.Algeria has said it believes the chaos inside Libya, and large quantities of weapons circulating there, are already being exploited by al Qaeda's North African branch.And an influential former Malian rebel, believed to have been involved in the trade of looted weapons from Libya, has been killed in Mali, officials said yesterday.However, taking control of the Ras Jdir border post reopens a path for humanitarian aid and other supplies from Tunisia to Tripoli, where stocks of medicines and fuel are running low.

A rebel celebrates by shooting an anti-aircraft gun in Ras Jdir, west Libya after capturing the border townRebel fighters arrest a suspected Gaddafi loyalist during search of Tripoli apartmentsLibyan rebels capture alleged mercenary snipers after fierce clashes in the Abu Salim neighborhood in TripoliThe Red Cross today announced that medical support funded by the British Government will help thousands of patients injured during the conflict in Libya, as well as those with serious diseases.Surgical teams and medicines will be laid on to help up to 5,000 wounded, as well as food and household essentials for almost 690,000.Red Cross spokesman Steven Anderson said: 'Medical supplies are one of the main problems that will help people on the ground out there.'Many drugs are lacking and the import has been slowed down. Even drugs for cancer, diabetes, kidney failure are running out and that is a real issue.'The support comes amid reports of harrowing conditions in one Tripoli hospital - the abandoned Abu Salim hospital - where dozens of decomposing bodies were piled up.It will also include helping families reunite after being broken up by the conflict.Libyans celebrate the liberation of their district of Qasr Bin Ghashir in TripoliBritain will provide urgent humanitarian support including medical help, food and other basic supplies for thousands of people affected by the conflict in Libya, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell announced today.Mr Mitchell said humanitarian agencies were doing 'extraordinary' work while putting their own lives on the line in Libya.'As the conflict moves into its final stages there are many Libyans in need of urgent humanitarian help,' he said.'The situation on the ground in Tripoli is an incredibly difficult one for humanitarian agencies.'But organisations such as the ICRC are doing extraordinary work in dangerous and difficult circumstances to get supplies and doctors through to those in need.'This new funding from our development budget will help them to continue their vital work in critical areas across Libya.'Today we pay a huge tribute to the humanitarian agencies who are risking their lives in Libya to help and sustain their fellow human beings.'A young boy flashes the V-sign for victory as rebels celebrate after a south-western neighbourhood of Tripoli was taken over by rebel forcesUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that African, Arab and European organizations agreed on the urgent need to end the fighting in Libya and restore order with help from international police if the new government requests security assistance.After a video conference with top officials from the African Union, Arab League, European Union and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the Mr Ban told reporters that 'all agreed that the crisis in Libya has entered a new and decisive phase' and a smooth transition is essential with the UN playing a key role.'That transition must be grounded in inclusiveness, reconciliation and national unity - under a new government that can effectively deliver on the Libyan people's aspirations for democracy, freedom, and growing social and economic prosperity,' Mr Ban said.'Clearly, the challenges ahead are enormous,' he said.Credit: Defence Secretary Liam Fox has praised the role of the RAF in the ongoing Libya conflictFox praises key role of the RAFBritish defence chiefs say the campaign to topple Gaddafi was inspired by a simple motto – ‘remember the lessons of Iraq’.

From the start of Nato’s air campaign five months ago, the MoD argued that a key mistake of the Allied assault on Saddam Hussein had been the smashing of his country’s infra¬structure such as power plants and government buildings.
It meant that by the time victory was achieved, Iraq needed to be rebuilt virtually from scratch – leaving a dangerous power vacuum while the work was done.
But in the drive against Gaddafi, British RAF pilots have played a key role in precision bombing, which has taken out major military targets while keeping civilian casualties to a minimum and leaving Libya’s ‘vital functions’ largely intact.
Defence Secretary Liam Fox is said to be ‘delighted’ by the success of the strategy, and by the role played by high-tech British weaponry.
Brimstone missiles, air-launched anti-tank weapons developed for the RAF five years ago, have proved to be a particular success. The laser-guided weapons have proved to be phenomenally accurate, even against moving targets. The Typhoon fighters used in bombing raids have also ‘performed extremely well’ and the MoD says it expects large export orders for the planes after their performance in the ‘showroom’ of Libya.
Dr Fox said yesterday: ‘We decided from the beginning that we should show the respect for human life that Gaddafi so manifestly disregarded.’
Meanwhile, defence officials warn that the hunt for Gaddafi might be prolonged.One source said: ‘Libya is a very large country and the Gaddafi regime had plenty of time to prepare an escape plan.


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  • And the war crimes continue ! ! !

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  • Considering the information source - muslim brotherhood, alquaeda, and other jihadi terror oraganizations - I take who was the victim and who was the perpetrator wwith a huge grain of salt. not that ghaddafi was not capable of unconciousable mass murder ...

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  • those evil hired africans are so devilish

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