Libyan Forces Capture Seif al-Islam el-Gadhafi

By: Saturday November 19, 2011 1:55 pm

Seif al-Islam el-Gadhafi, the son of the former dictator and the most recognizable living face of the old Libyan regime, was captured by Libyan militia fighters today in the southwestern desert, where he was apparently attempting to cross the border. This is actually the second time Gadhafi has been captured during the Libyan revolution. He [...]

Seif al-Islam el-Gadhafi, Fearing for His Life, Tries to Charter Plane to International Criminal Court

By: Friday October 28, 2011 8:15 am

Seif al-Islam el-Gadhafi has contacted the International Criminal Court at The Hague, and is seeking an airlift out of Libya, where he fears assassination, in favor of a war crimes trial. The International Criminal Court (ICC) said intermediaries had been used in indirect talks with Saif al-Islam. Prosecutors said the court had made it clear [...]

Yet More Allegations of Detainee Abuse by Libyan Rebels

By: Thursday October 27, 2011 12:54 pm

Libya’s Transitional National Council has vowed to prosecute the killers of Moammar Gadhafi if crimes were found to be committed. They say they have issued a code of ethics on prisoners of war, and that any violation of that code will be investigated and subject to a criminal trial. They now have something else to [...]

The Destruction of Sirte

By: Wednesday October 26, 2011 8:15 am

The new Libyan government wants NATO to stay until the end of the year, rather than to end their mission on October 31, something NATO will vote on over the weekend. Chairman of the National Transitional Council (NTC) Mustafa Abdul Jalil wants NATO support to “control control surplus weapons and to deal with Gaddafi loyalists.” [...]

More Mass Graves, Atrocities Against Gadhafi Loyalists Found in Libya

By: Monday October 24, 2011 7:00 am

I continued to be infuriated by the invocation of the summary execution of Moammar Gadhafi as a “foreign policy success” for the Obama Administration. Among the other reasons, it was pretty clear that the Libyan rebels and their allies didn’t solely execute Gadhafi and treat all their other perceived adversaries with dignity and respect. And [...]

Multiple Reports Say Gadhafi Captured in Libya, Possibly Killed

By: Thursday October 20, 2011 6:50 am

Reports coming from Libya have been notoriously sketchy, so some caution should be exercised. Plus, Seif al-Islam al-Gadhafi got away from capture after the rebels left him in a room with an underground tunnel, so even if this story is correct it may not be the end of the story. But all reports from Sirte [...]

Amnesty International Again Criticizes Libyan Rebels Over Detainee Abuse

By: Thursday October 13, 2011 8:55 am

One of the newest governments in the world, the Transitional National Council, again came up for criticism by Amnesty International for systemic detainee abuse. The report provides evidence of arbitrary detention and abuse of thousands of people in Libya over the past several months. Amnesty calls the lack of oversight a stain on the new [...]

Libyan Civil War Continues, as Sirte Defenses Breached

By: Monday September 26, 2011 12:55 pm

In my continuing quest to get people to realize that there’s still a civil war on in Libya, let me mention the fact that rebel forces have entered Sirte, one of the last remaining Gadhafi strongholds, from the east. Anti-Gaddafi fighters have breached the former Libya leader’s hometown of Sirte from the east for the [...]

Civil War Nearing Endgame in Libya

By: Friday September 16, 2011 10:47 am

I guess after there were scenes of jubilation in the streets of Tripoli everyone just decided to turn away from Libya, but there’s still a civil war going on. The two remaining major strongholds for the Gadhafi loyalists are in Bani Walid and Sirte (Gadhafi’s hometown). The Libyan rebels have now entered both cities. Libyan [...]

Remnants of Gadhafi Regime Still Fighting to Bitter End in Libya

By: Monday September 5, 2011 7:41 am

CIA asset Moammar Gadhafi still inspires loyalty among some subset of Libyans, so the final days of the Libyan civil war will feature battles and not truces. Rebel forces are stationed outside the desert town of Bani Walid, as well as the Gadhafi stronghold of Sirte. Originally, there was a Saturday deadline for negotiations, which [...]

Libyan Rebels Round Up, Detain Black Africans

By: Friday September 2, 2011 8:50 am

We never really got a clean sense of the rebels who NATO helped to bring to power in Libya. That picture is becoming slightly clearer.

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