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Archive for October 4th, 2012

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Thursday 4th October 2012  Sensitive documents detailing American operations in Libya remain left behind at the U.S. consulate more than three weeks after the attack which killed ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The documents – some still scattered across the floors of the looted compound – include information about weapons collection efforts, emergency evacuation protocols, the complete itinerary of Ambassador  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Three weeks after the attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, the Libyan investigation of its causes remains in its initial stages, with just a handful of suspects detained, the crime scenes minimally secured and Walid Faraj waiting for a phone call from someone, anyone, asking him what he saw on the night he was injured while protecting  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Sensitive documents were left behind in the remains of the U.S. Consulate in Libya and some may have been stolen in the chaotic aftermath, The Washington Post reports from Benghazi. Documents a Post reporter found scattered on the floor today included weapons collection, personnel records of Libyan security contractors, emergency evacuation procedures and the travel schedule of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who died with  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 4th October 2012  A House committee says a State Department officer told panel members there were 13 threats made against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya during the six months before the Sept. 11 attack on the facility. The assault left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The panel adds that the officer told it the U.S. mission  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  FBI agents have still not been granted permission to visit the consulate building where the American ambassador to Libya was killed, three weeks after the attack by militants in the eastern city of Benghazi. An FBI team was dispatched to Libya within days of the attack, in which three other Americans died. But they have been forced to  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Prime Minister–elect Mustafa Abushagur’s choices for the next government were publicly unveiled this afternoon, Wednesday. The proposed ministers are: 1st Deputy Prime Minister: Omar Ali Al-Nakua 2nd Deputy Prime Minister: Al-Haramain Mohamed Al-Haramain 3rd Deputy Prime Minister:  Saad Agila El-Obaidi Interior: Omar Aswad Defence: Abdulsalam Jadallah Al-Salhin Saheh Al-Obeidi Finance: Abdullah Shamiya Economy: Mustafa Abu Fanas Oil &  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  The United States is reported to be putting together a list of targets suspected of involvement in the fatal attack on the US consulate in Benghazi on 11 September. Officials in Washington are said to be frustrated at the slow progress being made by the Libyan government in pushing forward with the case and apprehending those responsible. To  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 4th October 2012 Congressmen have reacted with fury at the proposed government of Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abushagur and vowed to vote against its ratification. The extraordinary level of unhappiness follows weeks of negotiations with various stakeholders and a prior pledge by Abushagur to form a government of national unity. It had been widely assumed that the prime ministerial team  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 4th October 2012  Libyan Prime Minister-elect Dr Mustafa AbuShagur presented his cabinet line-up Wednesday evening to the ruling national congress for its approval. He claims he has chosen his cabinet based on a geographical balance as Libya’s regional rivalries are still rife. Women who were electedto the NationalAssembly are said to be disappointed that only one woman managed to get a  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  In an effort to disarm the militias at Bani Walid, one of the last major pockets of support for the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi regime, Libya’s defence ministry readied its forces and allied itself alongside other militias to advance on a town where most of the people are reported to be heavily armed with rocket-propelled grenades, automatic  [ Read More ]