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Infantry spokesman Sgt. Abdel-Razik el-Shibahy says the army chief of staff was in a convoy Saturday traveling from his home in Tripoli to the military headquarters when… Read More
Libya is in the process of reforming its national army in hopes of ultimately demobilizing the guerilla forces that joined together in toppling Muammar Qaddafi.
It has been several months since the main forces of the 20,000-strong army began training.
Officers at a base near the capital, Tripoli, said their main focus was honing discipline, with recruits obliged to spend hours on a daily basis practicing their marching.
One of the most recent recruits is a 21-year-old university student by the name of Ayman al-Faitouri. He was issued his uniform on Saturday after passing his interview and background check.
At the Tripoli base, Qaddafi loyalists still report for duty and are paid their wages; however, the new army need to be assured that they can trust them before they’re reinstated.… Read More
Osama al-Juwali says the primary obstacle he faces is unifying the various revolutionary factions that helped topple Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in an eight-month civil war.
He says that “we have to reorganize,” but that it is… Read More
Libyan opposition representatives said their fighters were coordinating around the country for the “zero hour” when their forces would reach the capital of Tripoli.
Opposition spokesman Abdel-Hafidh Ghoga in Benghazi said his group has been informed that Col. Gadhafi is in contact with leaders in South Africa and France in an attempt to find a possible home in… Read More
Libyan freedom fighters fire rockets at forces loyal to Gaddafi while pro-democracy activists float a rebel flag in Tripoli’s sky. Marie-Claire Fennessy reports… Read More
Eight top Libyan army officers, including five generals, who have defected from Moammar Gadhafi’s regime have appealed to their fellow officers to join the revolt to hasten the end of Gadhafi’s 40-year rule.
Italian Foreign Ministry officials presented the generals, two colonels and a major to reporters in Rome three days after they fled Libya.
One of the officers, General Melud Massoud Halasa, estimated… Read More
ROME – Eight top Libyan army officers, including five generals, who have defected from Muammar al-Qaddafi’s regime appealed to their fellow officers Monday to join the revolt to hasten the end of Qaddafi’s 40-year rule.
Italian Foreign Ministry officials presented the generals, two colonels and a major to reporters in Rome three days after they fled Libya… Read More
An unknown number of fighters from the Libyan conflict have been captured – and have effectively become prisoners of war.
Al Jazeera has been given exclusive access to a temporary detention centre in Zintan, located in the country’s western mountains, where opposition fighters are holding some of Gaddafi’s men.
We are not showing their faces to protect their identities.
Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdel… Read More