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Oct 26, 2011

Gaddafi son, intelligence chief want to surrender to ICC

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi’s fugitive son Saif al-Islam and former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi are proposing to hand themselves into the International Criminal Court in The Hague, a senior Libyan military official with the National Transitional Council said on Wednesday.

“They are proposing a way to hand themselves over to The Hague,” Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters from Libya.

Oct 25, 2011

Gaddafi taken deep into desert for secret burial

ABU DHABI, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Two trusted loyalists of
Libya’s interim government were handed Muammar Gaddafi’s body to
bury secretly deep in the Sahara desert on Tuesday after a
cleric prayed over his decomposing corpse, an official said.

The National Transitional Council (NTC) had disquieted many
outsiders by putting the bodies of Gaddafi and his son Mo’tassim
on show in a meat locker in the coastal city of Misrata until
their decay forced them on Monday to close the doors.

Oct 19, 2011

Egypt’s Moussa fears anarchy if transition drags

CAIRO (Reuters) – Presidential candidate Amr Moussa said Wednesday he feared a prolonged transition to civilian rule could plunge Egypt into anarchy caused by spiraling violence and economic hardship.

An uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in February has hammered the economy and has sparked a wave of sectarian and other violence that the ruling army and its interim cabinet has struggled to control. Investors and tourists have fled.

Sep 28, 2011

Libya’s Gaddafi said to be hiding near Algeria border

LONDON (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi is believed to be hiding near the western town of Ghadamis near the Algerian border under the protection of Touareg tribesmen, a senior Libyan military official said.

“One tribe, the Touareg, is still supporting him and he is believed to be in the Ghadamis area in the south,” Hisham Buhagiar, a senior military official of the Libya’s new leadership, told Reuters by telephone late on Tuesday.

Sep 28, 2011

Libya’s Gaddafi hiding near Algeria border: NTC official

LONDON (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi is believed to be hiding near the western town of Ghadamis near the Algerian border under the protection of Touareg tribesmen, a senior Libyan military official said.

“One tribe, the Touareg, is still supporting him and he is believed to be in the Ghadamis area in the south,” Hisham Buhagiar, a senior military official of the Libya’s new leadership, told Reuters by telephone late on Tuesday.

Sep 6, 2011

Special report: The secret plan to take Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime was delivered by a caterer, on a memory stick.

Abdel Majid Mlegta ran the companies that supplied meals to Libyan government departments including the interior ministry. The job was “easy,” he told Reuters last week. “I built good relations with officers. I wanted to serve my country.”

Sep 2, 2011

Gaddafi vows fight as world backs new leaders

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi urged his supporters from hiding to fight on as Libya’s new interim rulers met world leaders on Thursday to discuss reshaping a nation torn by 42 years of one-man rule and six months of civil war.

“Let it be a long battle. We will fight from place to place, from town to town, from valley to valley, from mountain to mountain,” Gaddafi said in a message relayed by satellite TV on the anniversary of the coup that brought him to power in 1969.

Sep 1, 2011

Gaddafi vows to fight, Libya conference begins

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi, driven into hiding by his foes, on Thursday urged his supporters to fight on, even as Libya’s new interim rulers met world leaders to discuss reshaping a nation torn by 42 years of one-man rule and six months of war.

“Let there be a long fight and let Libya be engulfed in flames,” Gaddafi was quoted as saying in a message carried on Arabic news channels. “We will not give up. We are not women.”

Sep 1, 2011

Analysis: Libya’s new leaders divided, untested

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s new rulers have been united by little more than wanting to get rid of Muammar Gaddafi and so, as they met world leaders on Thursday following his sudden downfall, the spotlight is now falling on their own divisions.

In the confusion of their swift final seizure of power, mutual suspicions are growing within the ramshackle rebel coalition, and skepticism is deepening among the Libyan people whom they must now lead. The victors of the revolution are struggling to pull together the threads of national unity.

Sep 1, 2011

Libya’s new leaders divided, untested

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s new rulers have been united by little more than wanting to get rid of Muammar Gaddafi and so, as they met world leaders on Thursday following his sudden downfall, the spotlight is now falling on their own divisions.

In the confusion of their swift final seizure of power, mutual suspicions are growing within the ramshackle rebel coalition, and scepticism is deepening among the Libyan people whom they must now lead. The victors of the revolution are struggling to pull together the threads of national unity.