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Archive for September 27th, 2012

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September 2012  Secretary of State said Wednesday that she believes the attack could have strong ties to al Qaeda White House press secretary Jay Carney also said they believed consulate attack was a ‘terrorist’ action Libyan president Mohamed Magarief said that attacks were ‘pre-planned’ U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens was killed along with fellow Americans Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  Mahmoud Jibril has said that Libya’s transition to democracy cannot succeed without an all-embracing dialogue that would include even radical Islamists with links to Al-Qaeda. The National Forces Alliance chief made the remarks during a meeting of moderate political leaders in Cairo aimed at combining and learning from different regional experiences in the wake of the Arab Spring  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  Thousands of Misratans turned out for the funeral of Omran Shaban yesterday, to commemorate the man credited with finding Muammar Qaddafi in Sirte last year. Shaban, who discovered the former dictator bleeding in a drainpipe on 20 October 2011, succumbed yesterday to wounds inflicted by Qaddafi’s supporters whilst in captivity in Bani Walid. Prayers were held for the  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 27th September 2012  Benghazi’s Congressmen and women have called on the government to go further in establishing full control over the city by disbanding all militias and incorporating their members into the security services as individuals. Last week, it was announced that officers from the National Army would be placed in command of all militias still operational in Benghazi,  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 27th September 2012  A new State of Emergency law is being considered for implementation by the National Congress, it was announced yesterday. The exact details of the legislation have yet to be revealed, but those involved have insisted that it could only be enacted under specific circumstances and only with authorisation from the Congress. Reaction to the news has  [ Read More ]

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September 2012 The National Congress has threatened to dismiss Mustafa Abushagur as prime minister-elect if he fails to submit his proposed government by 7 October. The ultimatum follows a request by Abushagur to extend the period in which he can form a government by ten days. The prime minister-elect had previously announced his intention to submit his choices to Congress  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  Mohammed al-Magarief, the president of Libya’s General Assembly said on Wednesday that the deadly September 11 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was a pre-planned assault that had “nothing to do with” an anti-Islam online video. In an interview with NBC News, Magarief said that the attackers fired rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds with such accuracy that the  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  Omran Shaaban, the 22-year-old Libyan hero, credited with capturing the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi last October, died on Tuesday at the American hospital in France, 57 days after being kidnapped, shot and tortured by supporters of the late dictator in city of Bani Walid, south west of Libya. Following mediation efforts by Mr. Mohamed Al Magarief, the  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  A family of Swiss engineers found guilty of helping Libya build a nuclear weapons programme nearly a decade ago has walked free, having already served their terms whilst awaiting trial. Under the War Materials Act, the three engineers were charged with supplying centrifuge components and participating in an international nuclear smuggling ring. Marco Tinner was sentenced to 50  [ Read More ]

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September 2012  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed today that the president believes the deadly assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a “terrorist attack,” a term Obama has not yet used in his characterization of the violence. “It is our view as an administration, the president’s view, that it was a terrorist attack,” Carney told reporters. The  [ Read More ]