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Tripoli officer: Take photos and you'll die

Ynet correspondent hears gunshots in Libyan capital, sees masses of refugees waiting for a plane to take them away, and finds city trying to go back to normal – while realizing fear will not disappear any time soon

Ynet correspondent Published: 03.06.11

The gunshots began on Saturday, at around 2 am. At first I heard three or four single gunshots, and then a long series. The source of fire appeared to be very close to my hotel in Tripoli, coming from the direction of al-Aziz, the huge military base where Libyan leader Gaddafi and his sons are believed to be hiding.

The gunshots continued all night and were a continuation of the activities of local security services. They take pictures of the protestors during the day, and then knock on their doors at night, question and threaten them. If all goes well. If not, they forcibly kidnap them and hide them from their famil


Added: Mar-6-2011 
By: aydeo
Middle East
Tags: Tripoli, gunshots, refugees, Ynet correspondent
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  • reporting from cairo and the egyptian revolting is one thing, but i have no idea what israeli reporters are doing in the middle of a civil war in libya.....

    there were israeli reporters in Iraq during the american invasion, and from time to time a big article is being published by an israeli reporter who secretly (using another nationality) enters arab states which dont have any kind of reltaions with israel (an israeli reporter named boaz bismot used to do it all the time, including a visit More..

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  • The revolution has stalled somewhat.

    Since there is little exciting news, opinion pieces like this are getting some air.

    Personally I like the narrative style done so excellently by the Washington Post. Regrettably athough the style is attempted here it fails both on objective content and laying out the story in a fluid and understandable way. It's full of non-sequiters and sinister changes of subject.

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