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Archive for September 24th, 2012

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September 2012  A new book reveals the depravity of the Libyan dictator who regularly raped and beat his young victims A few days after Soraya turned 15, her headmaster announced that “the Guide”, as Libya once referred to Muammar Gadaffi, would be visiting the school the next day. She had been picked to give him the welcoming bouquet. It was  [ Read More ]

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Monday 24th September 2012  US officials condemned CNN as “disgusting” after the television network secretly reported entries from a diary kept by the US ambassador to Libya and discovered after his death. CNN last week reported that Ambassador Christopher Stevens feared he was on an “hit-list” before he was killed in an attack on the American consulate in Benghazi earlier  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  An unclassified report published in August highlights al Qaeda’s strategy for building a fully operational network in Libya. The report (“Al Qaeda in Libya: A Profile”) was prepared by the federal research division of the Library of Congress (LOC) under an agreement with the Defense Department’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office. Al Qaeda’s senior leadership (AQSL) in Pakistan  [ Read More ]

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Monday 24th September 2012  Interior Minister Fawzi Abdelal met yesterday with the head of the US investigation team sent to Libya following the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on 11 September. The two men discussed the evidence that had thus far been collected and how best to cooperate with the investigation moving forwards. At least eight  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  Tunisian children went back to school last week – it was la rentrée scolaire –after a long, hot summer punctuated by a scorching Ramadan and the country grappling with the after-effects of its own revolution. Tunisia has one of the highest literacy rates in the Arab world and compulsory schooling up to the age of 16. However one set  [ Read More ]

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September 2012 Libya’s newly-elected president says all militias must come under government authority or disband. The Libyan army says it has raided several militia outposts operating outside government control in the capital, Tripoli, while in the east, the militia suspected in the September 11 attack on the US consulate has said that it has disbanded on orders of the country’s president. President Mohammed el-Megarief  [ Read More ]

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Monday 24th September 2012  Libyan army troops raided a former military base in Tripoli Sunday, kicking out a rogue infantry brigade and detaining its members. The raid came shortly after the army issued an ultimatum giving unauthorized militias 48 hours to withdraw from military compounds, public buildings and property belonging to members of the former regime in the country’s capital  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  Two Islamist militias have agreed to close their bases in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, state news and a source said Saturday. A third base will be shut on Sunday, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The state-run LANA news agency said the militias, which it identified as Bou Salim Martyrs and Ansar  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  The Libyan army on Sunday said it raided several militia outposts operating outside government control in the capital, Tripoli, while in the east, the militia suspected in the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate said it had disbanded on orders of the country’s president. President Mohammed el-Megaref said late Saturday all of the country’s militias must come  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  Edward I.  Koch, the former three-term Democratic mayor of New York, has some critical words about President Obama‘s relations with Israel and his handling of the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, this month. In an interview with the New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin, Mr. Koch deemed as “unacceptable” Mr. Obama’s decision not to meet with Prime  [ Read More ]