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I'm thinking of all the FF i saw die on eastern front this year. Wish they could have seen this day. 2 hours ago


Someone told me Libyans can't resist Gaddafi's army and should try to work out a political deal. We persevered and destroyed his regime. 23 minutes ago

Someone told me it would take us 10 years to capture Gaddafi, or more. Just like some tyrants before him. it took us 2 months. #libyansrock 24 minutes ago

I had days where I wanted to close my laptop and forget about Libya altogether. Tough days. Glad our FF kept on going despite difficulties 19 minutes ago

I made a pretty stupid bet with my uncle 4 days ago that both of us would shave our heads (zero) if Gaddafi is caught or killed. S*** 55 seconds ago

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NTC declares 'Liberation of Libya'

Transitional council declares end of hostilities in conflict with Gaddafi, as NTC leader vows polls within eight months.

The National Transitional Council (NTC) has declared the liberation of Libya eight-months after the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule began.

Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the leader of the NTC, kneeled in prayer after taking the stand in a celebration in Benghazi on Sunday and promised to uphold Islamic law.

Thousands of people in Kish Square sang the national anthem and waved flags, both of which date back to the monarchy which Gaddafi overthrew in a 1969 coup.

"We as a Muslim nation have taken Islamic sharia as the source of legislation, therefore any law that contradicts the principles of Islam is legally nullified," Jalil told the crowd.

The NTC leader thanked the Arab League, the United Nations, and the European Union for supporting the uprising which ended with Gaddafi's death on Thursday.

"All the martyrs, the civilians and the army had waited for this moment. But now they are in the best of places ... eternal heaven," he said, shaking hands with supporters.

"The revolution began as a peaceful one. But it was faced with violence," he told the tens of thousands of Libyans gathered in the city, where fighting against Gaddafi erupted in February.

An NTC official who opened the ceremony, said: "We declare to the whole world that we have liberated our beloved country, with its cities, villages, hill-tops, mountains, deserts and skies."

There's been a lot of talk about Polgamy and Islamic banking today.

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A source with Libya's National Transitional Council said on Thursday Saif al-Islam wants an aircraft, possibly arranged by a neighboring country, to take him out of Libya's southern desert so he can turn himself in to the ICC.

If arranged, Saif al-Islam would be transported to The Hague where the ICC shares a detention unit with the U.N. Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal and the Special Court for Sierra Leone, where former Liberian president Charles Taylor is on trial.

The court is trying to confirm with the NTC whether Saif al-Islam wants to surrender and is considering various scenarios for his transfer, ICC spokesman Fadi El Abdallah said.


Libya's NTC says Muammar Gaddafi's killers will be brought to trial - Al Arabiya TV 32 minutes ago

Interesting...but I don't really see that working out, since it seems pretty hard to find anyone in Libya who is upset with Gaddafi's death.

I've yet to see a single Libyan on twitter who doesn't get upset at people criticizing what was supposedly done to him. And they generally have differing opinions on things.

I'm not even sure that it's clear who killed him yet for that matter.


Rebels Find Evidence of Gaddafi Ties to Plot Against New Iraq Government http://bit.ly/rW0IKU 57 minutes ago


Chavez is saying he refuses to recognise Libya's NTC. O but how will we ever survive?! Cry cry.. 39 minutes ago


AJA: Sirte is a ghost town. Some residents are returning and starting the clean up. Residents are optimistic about the future. 13 minutes ago

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- An adviser to the president of Niger says that Moammar Gadhafi's intelligence chief has reached the Kidal region of Mali overnight after crossing through the Niger desert, and that Gadhafi's son is also on his way.

The adviser, who could not be named due to the sensitivity of the matter, spoke by telephone from the northern Nigerien city of Agadez, where Tuareg elders held meetings late into the night to discuss how to deal with the matter.

The adviser said that al-Senoussi had been escorted across the dunes by Malian Tuaregs and is in a desert camp in the region of Kidal in northern Mali. Gadhafi's son is expected to follow the same route.

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UN Security Council ends authorization for NATO operations in Libya, effective 10/31 at 23:59 Libya time - @Reuters 41 minutes ago


Libya UN vote unanimously to end No Fly Zone 46 minutes ago


Never thought that one day I would've said Thank you NATO ..

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Thank You NATO ! 34 minutes ago


Sorry but NATO leaving so soon makes me a bit worried. There are still people out there with bones to pick and lots of weapons. 3 minutes ago
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The Daily Beast: When Condi Met Gaddafi
At the end of dinner, Qaddafi told me that he’d made a videotape for me. Uh oh, I thought, what is this going to be? It was a quite innocent collection of photos of me with world leaders—President Bush, Vladimir Putin, Hu Jintao, and so on—set to the music of a song called “Black Flower in the White House,” written for me by a Libyan composer. It was weird, but at least it wasn’t raunchy.


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Al Qaeda Plants Its Flag in Libya

It was here at the courthouse in Benghazi where the first spark of the Libyan revolution ignited. It’s the symbolic seat of the revolution; post-Gaddafi Libya’s equivalent of Egypt’s Tahrir Square. And it was here, in the tumultuous months of civil war, that the ragtag rebel forces established their provisional government and primitive, yet effective, media center from which to tell foreign journalists about their “fight for freedom.”

But according to multiple eyewitnesses—myself included—one can now see both the Libyan rebel flag and the flag of al Qaeda fluttering atop Benghazi’s courthouse.

According to one Benghazi resident, Islamists driving brand-new SUVs and waving the black al Qaeda flag drive the city’s streets at night shouting, "Islamiya, Islamiya! No East, nor West," a reference to previous worries that the country would be bifurcated between Gaddafi opponents in the east and the pro-Gaddafi elements in the west.


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That's the first I've heard of this.

There's tons of media in Libya right now, plus lots and lots of very active Libyan twitter members.

I'll start worrying about this when they do.

On the other hand most Libyans do seem happy to accept Islam as a major part of their lives and their laws.

I haven't see anyone calling for terrorism or Al Queda though.


I am now seeing some reporters mention this on twitter...or rather mentioning the report.

A few Libyans on twitter are as well, mostly expressing confusion, skepticism at the report, and not a lot of love for Al Queda.

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AJA - Abdulrahim Alkeeb is Libya's new PM. http://pic.twitter.com/6I7RgNDW 3 hours ago

Dr Abdul Rahim Al-Qeeb was born in Tripoli, he studied electrical engineering at the University of Tripoli, he graduated in 1973 with honors 3 hours ago

Dr Al-Qeeb continued his higher education in the United States where he earned his master and doctoral degrees. 2/3 3 hours ago

Dr Al-Qeeb worked as professor at the University of Alabama in the United States and .. 3/4 3 hours ago

..before the feb17 Dr Al-Qeeb worked as Professor and Chairman in Department of Electrical Engineering Institute of Petroleum UAE 4/5 3 hours ago

Dr Al-Qeeb known as an expert in electric power systems (economy, planning, operation and control) around the world. 5/5 3 hours ago

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ICC: Mercenaries may try to help Gadhafi son escape

United Nations (CNN) --

Mercenary forces may be trying to help Moammar Gadhafi's son escape Libya, even as people linked to Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi have been in contact with the International Criminal Court about his possible surrender, ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Wednesday.

In a report to the U.N. Security Council on the Libya situation, Moreno-Ocampo also said "hundreds of rapes" occurred in the Libyan conflict this year that toppled Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year-rule and resulted in his capture and killing last month.

Investigations continue into reported atrocities by Libyan forces, mercenaries and anti-government forces, Moreno-Ocampo said. In addition, the reported deaths of Libyan civilians in NATO airstrikes also will be examined, his report said.

"There are more allegations," Moreno-Ocampo said. "There are serious allegations against multiple actors."

His report called on U.N. states to "do all they can to disrupt" any attempt to help Gadhafi or former Libya intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi get away.

Both men are charged by the ICC with crimes against the Libyan people during the conflict.

"It is up to Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi and Abdullah al-Senussi to decide if they will surrender themselves, remain in hiding or try to escape to another country," Moreno-Ocampo said in the report. "It is up to the U.N. Security Council and the states to ensure that they face justice for the crimes for which they are charged."


Libya's historic treasures survive the revolution

There's some really neat ruins around Khums and some ancient dwellings in Nalut as well.

I saw a lot of pictures of them during the revolution.

I know some of the old buildings in the western mountains had gotten pretty badly damaged from the shelling though.

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Moammar Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam, once heir apparent to the late Libyan ruler, was captured as he traveled with aides in a convoy in Libya's southern desert, Libyan officials said Saturday. Thunderous celebratory gunfire shook the Libyan capital as the news spread.

A spokesman for the Libyan fighters who captured him said Seif al-Islam, who has been charged by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, was detained about 30 miles west of the town of Obari with two aides as he was trying to flee to neighboring Niger. But the country's acting justice minister later said the convoy's destination was not confirmed.

Seif al-Islam was once considered Moammar Gadhafi's heir apparent. His capture just over a month after his father was killed leaves only former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi wanted by the ICC, which indicted the three men for in June for unleashing a campaign of murder and torture to suppress the uprising against the Gadhafi regime that broke out in mid-February.

"This is the day of victory, this is the day of liberation: Finally the son of the tyrant has been captured," said Mohammed Ali, an engineer, as he celebrated on Tripoli's Martyrs' Square. "Now we are free, now we are free. God is Great."

Saif al-Islam told Reuters on Saturday that he was feeling fine after being captured by some of the fighters who overthrew his father and he said injuries to his right hand were suffered during a NATO air strike a month ago.

I wonder where Musa Ibrahim is too.

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Reuters: Free Libya TV reports former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi has been arrested in southern Libya 8 minutes ago


who in the ntc confirmed? RT @LibyaInMe: NTC confirmed the arrest of Abdullah Senussi by Jahfal Battalion 9 minutes ago


Senussi is widely 'credited' for being one of the instrumental figures in the 1996 AbuSleem prison massacre of 1,269 people 19 minutes ago
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Gaddafi rape victim breaks her silence


Safiya then moved with Qaddafi to his main headquarters, Bab al-Azizia, in the capital Tripoli which is where he started raping her on regular basis.

“He brutally raped me and for five whole years I was his sex slave.”

Safiya shared a room with another Libyan girl from Benghazi, a minor like her, who was also taken from her family to be one of the colonel’s mistresses.

Over time, Safiya found out that it wasn’t only her and her roommate and that there were dozens of young girls who were brought to the place by force to satisfy Qaddafi’s “perverted sexual fantasies,” as she put it.

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