Thursday, 14 July 2011

Libya 1407. It is Tough, but they are on the MOVE

Though there are essential talks, to bring to light a Peaceful negotiations, to the revolts in Libya, as the French Premier said. But it is essential as well, The Rebels, to keep on pushing towards Tripoli, without, that, the Dictator will not feel the Heat, and take a serious and Logical Stance, and step down. Does not look likely to bring an END to the Revolts without stepping down.
Gaddafi to face fresh onslaught from rebels

There is high Morale in Advancing

Rebels pushed back Qaddafi Troops from Qwalish

كلينتون تؤكد أن "أيام القذافي معدودة"
الاربعاء 13 تموز 2011

Libyan rebels looted and beat civilians, rights group says

By the CNN Wire Staff
July 13, 2011 -- Updated 1800 GMT (0200 HKT)
Libyan rebels taking position near the hill village of Kikla, during an offensive by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi on July 13, 2011.

Libyan rebels have looted and burned homes and abused civilians, a human rights group said Wednesday.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch said that in "four towns captured by rebels in the Nafusa Mountains over the past month, rebel fighters and supporters have damaged property, burned some homes, looted from hospitals, homes, and shops, and beaten some individuals alleged to have supported government forces."
The accusations came as rebel forces inside Libya managed to retake a village from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces, and rebel leaders were in Europe meeting with NATO officials and the European Commission.
Mahmoud Jibril, chairman of the executive board of the opposition Transitional National Council, said the complaints represent only a "few incidents" that "took place in the very early days of the revolution, and we've been investigating those cases. We are against any human rights violation whomever is the source of those violations." Those responsible are "going to be brought to justice," he vowed.
Jibril spoke at a news conference after meeting with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels, Belgium.
In the news release announcing the accusations, Human Rights Watch said it "witnessed some of these acts, interviewed witnesses to others, and spoke with a rebel commander about the abuses."
"The rebel military commander in the Nafusa Mountains, Col. El-Moktar Firnana, admitted that some abuses had taken place after rebels captured the towns, but said such attacks violated orders issued to the rebel forces not to attack civilians or damage civilian property. He claimed that some people had been punished, but did not say how many people or for what offenses," Human Rights Watch said.
The group also noted that it has "documented repeated indiscriminate attacks by government forces on civilian areas" and the use of landmines.
Inside Libya on Wednesday, rebels lost and then regained control of Qawalish, a village in the western part of the country.
A CNN crew close to Qawalish witnessed the events, including the rebels' five-hour battle to retake the village.
Two rebels were killed and at least 17 were wounded, medics said.
Qawalish lies along a major north-south highway leading to Tripoli, which rebel leaders say Gadhafi forces are using to bring in arms from other parts of Africa. The rebels want to cut off the supply chain.
A rebel commander told CNN his forces would advance another 10 km (6.2 miles) and then stop, because they do not have enough fighters and ammunition to go further. Reinforcements were heading in.
Almost all civilians had already fled the area around Qawalish, hoping to avoid the worst of the violence.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen issued a statement Wednesday after what NATO called "an informal meeting" with members of the Transitional National Council in Brussels.
"The members of the Transitional National Council thanked us for the mission's indispensable humanitarian role," he said. "And they briefed us on their vision of their country's future -- one based on democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights."
Some rebel leaders in Libya have criticized NATO for not doing enough to halt Gadhafi's forces.
Rasmussen said the two sides agreed "that NATO's operations to protect civilians must continue. Gadhafi's forces are still threatening innocent people. And as long as that threat continues, we must continue to deal with it."
Gadhafi's regime "has lost all legitimacy," and there must be "a political solution," Rasmussen said, "for the people of Libya -- who have the right to live without violence and fear; the right to plan their own future; and whose legitimate aspirations must be met."
The British Ministry of Defense said British Army helicopters struck Gadhafi troops "engaged in the repression of the civilian population of western Libya" on Tuesday.
In a statement issued Wednesday, the ministry said "Apaches targeted three vehicle check points, which had been located in advance by intensive NATO reconnaissance operations and were being used to prevent free movement by local people. At each check point, military vehicles and structures were identified and successfully engaged using Hellfire missiles and cannon fire, as well as infantry positions. In total, four military structures and seven vehicles were destroyed, including at least one multiple barrelled rocket launcher."

Gaddafi's female army fights at the front line.

Qaddafi Women Army

قوات القذافي تشن هجوماً مضاداً في الغرب

كرت وكالة "فرانس برس" أنَّ القوات الموالية للزعيم الليبي معمر القذافي "شنت هجوماً مضاداً جنوب غرب العاصمة طرابلس، حيث إستعادت قوالش وإتجهت نحو قرية ككلة، كما تمكنت من السيطرة على مواقع المتمردين حول قوالش" الواقعة على بعد نحو 100 كيلومتر جنوب طرابلس، والتي سيطر عليها الثوار الأسبوع الماضي.
وأضافت الوكالة عينها أنَّه "عقب ذلك إتجهت قوات القذافي نحو ككلة معقل المعارضة المسلحة في جبل نفوسة"، وبحسب مراسلها في الموقع فإنه لم يشاهد سوى عدد قليل جداً من المقاتلين المعارضين للقذافي على الطريق المؤدي إلى ككلة وأنَّ مقاتلي المعارضة "ما زالوا يحاولون إعادة تجميع صفوفهم".

Libya volunteers help fighters on frontlines

Rebels support, Back Line

Feeding the Rebels

Fighting Field Ziltan a Stronghold for Qaddaffi troops, East Tripoli

Law and Order in Benghazi

Diary of a Young Girl in Yavren

CNN in Zintan
Fatalities increase as Libyan rebels advance
Published 09 July 2011 04:19 137 Views
Heavy fighting continues on the Libyan frontline as Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi continues his attacks on opposition fighters in the west of the country as they try to move on the capital, Tripoli. Rebel fighters have had to pull back to safer ground but Gaddafi troops continue to send heavy artillery rounds across the frontline. The Gaddafi forces rely on heavy artillery to defend their positions against the largely untrained and civilian fighters further to the west. These fighters are friends and relatives who got together to topple Gaddafi's government 

The Cost, that, Rebels worth pushing to Tripoli

Zintan keeps Fighting

Benghazi Support

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