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Archive for September, 2012

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September 2012  A 30-year-old Australian aid worker has been prevented from leaving Libya while police are conducting an inquiry after she was caught up in a police investigation into a senior official. According to Australian foreign minister Bob Carr, Alexandra ‘Pippi’ had not been arrested and is not detained but cannot leave the country while police conduct their inquiry. She  [ Read More ]

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Friday 28th September 2012  Terrorists killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, but an ongoing investigation into the attack will have to determine which group was involved and whether it had links to al Qaeda, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday. The assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi September 11 that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens “was a terrorist attack,” Panetta  [ Read More ]

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Friday 28th September 2012   Libya’s newly appointed leader apologized at the United Nations on Thursday for the crimes of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi and told critics that supporting the Arab Spring was worth it. During his address to the U.N. General Assembly, Mohammed Magarief, leader of Libya’s ruling national congress, said the Libyan people were moderate and the country would never be  [ Read More ]

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Friday 28th September 2012  The head of NATO expressed concern on Thursday about armed groups operating outside government control in Libya and said he was encouraging Tripoli to accept an offer of help to reform its security sector. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen made the offer to Libyan leader Mohammed Magarief after this month’s attack on the U.S. consulate in the eastern  [ Read More ]

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Friday 28th September 2012  The United States is temporarily removing further staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital, the state department has said. It said staff were being withdrawn from Tripoli for security reasons. The US ambassador to Libya was killed in what the US defence secretary has said was a “terrorist” attack in Benghazi on 11 September. The attack followed  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  Mahmoud Jibril has claimed that an international intelligence agency orchestrated the killing of Muammar Qaddafi and not Libyan revolutionaries as previously thought. The National Forces Alliance chief said that the objective was to silence Qaddafi before he could reveal damaging secrets about his regime’s dealings with foreign security services. Jibril made the remarks last night during an interview  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  Militia closed down the coastal road to Khoms for several hours yesterday, demanding swift action from the authorities to find and prosecute those responsible for the death of Omran Shaban. Shaban, who is held to be the first revolutionary to have discovered Muammar Qaddafi last year, died on Tuesday from wounds inflicted by the dictator’s supporters whilst in  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  The Security Directorate in Benghazi was attacked by unknown assailants today, who set off a bomb outside. The blast, which took place at dawn, caused structural damage to the building but did not result in any casualties. The attack on the directorate, which is located not far from the headquarters of the Rafalla Al-Sahati brigade in the Hawari  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  The National Congress has published a draft State of Emergency law which would give the authorities tough, wide-ranging powers to crack down on any individual or group seen as endangering the country’s safety and security. Under the law, the authorities would be able to: collect or confiscate weapons, ammunition and explosives; declare a curfew; order areas and buidlings  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, has suggested the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was linked to the Al-Qaeda network across the Islamic Maghreb, according to a report by the New York Times. Speaking at a high-level United Nations meeting of the Security Council on Peace and Security in the Middle East, Clinton said:  [ Read More ]