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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Libya: On Ground Updates - November 19, 2011

Libya: On Ground Updates
Gaddafi’s Last Son on the Loose,
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Captured
Saturday, November 19, 2011
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In scenes of celebration outstripped only by news of Colonel Qaddafi’s capture and death last month, Tripoli’s streets erupted in revelry at the news that Mr. Qaddafi had been seized. Vehicles clogged intersections, horns blaring, and militiamen shot their rifles into the sky. In Zintan, thousands of people poured into the streets as fireworks and rocket and gunfire broke out… The capture eliminates perhaps the best hope that loyalists had of rallying a new revolution around the remnants of the Qaddafi family. It also represents a personal transformation that turned Seif al-Islam from the most prominent advocate of changing his father’s Libya into one of the chief architects of the regime’s deadly crackdown on dissent in its final days… Mr. Grife said Zintan fighters had been following Mr. Qaddafi through the desert using local sources for intelligence about his whereabouts in the past few weeks. When they learned he and a small entourage would try to make a break to leave the country, perhaps bound for Tunisia, they laid a trap for him on Saturday morning along a valley road outside Awbari, an oasis town… When Zintan fighters blocked the caravan, Mr. Qaddafi broke from his vehicle and was captured on foot. “They tried to fight,” Mr. Grife said. A few shots were fired, but there were no reports of any wounded…
Read the full report at link below…
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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi arrested in Libya
This news video posted on YouTube by AlJazeeraEnglish

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Well… that about ends that chapter in History. Going to be interesting to see how the new chapter in Libyan History opens too. Peace or Turmoil?
AubreyJ………
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