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Libyan rebels can not take the last stronghold of Gaddafi

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Libyan rebels can not take the last stronghold of Gaddafi

The troops of the Transitional National Council (PNS) of Libya seized the airport and the military base in Sirte, the hometown of Muammar Gaddafi, BBC reported with reference to a representative of the PNS forces.


This information, however, needs additional confirmation, since the rebel airfield was reported by Al-Jazeera television channel on Friday. Later it turned out that, having met with fierce resistance from forces loyal to Gaddafi, and having suffered tangible losses, the rebels were forced to completely stop the assault on Sirth and retreat, waiting for reinforcements. Are they not counting on the special forces of the NATO countries, who actually determined the outcome of the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli earlier?

On Friday, PNS forces entered Sirt from the west, RIA reported.News", However, met fierce resistance. Gaddafi’s snipers fired from rooftops, his troops widely used rocket launchers to attack the enemy. According to one of the representatives of the PNS troops, some residents of Sirt joined the troops of Gaddafi.

On Saturday, Gaddafi’s opponents, advancing on Sirte from the east, took the city of Herava, located in 60 km from it, but their further advance was stopped by powerful enemy fire. At the same time, a representative of Gaddafi on Saturday reported that more than 2 thousands of Libyans were killed during NATO air strikes on Sirt. He also said that supporters of Gaddafi intend to continue the fight against the post-dancers.

Now, as reported, part of the PNS troops, advancing from the west and south, is already seven kilometers from the center of Sirte. Over Saturday, Gaddafi’s opponents lost about 30 people killed, many soldiers were injured. There are also reports of fierce battles for the city of Beni Walid, located to the south-east of Tripoli.

Sirte, located southeast of the capital Tripoli, the city of Beni Walid and the southern city of Sabha are the last major bastions of Gadhafi’s supporters. The forces of Gaddafi holding Beni-Walid, for the last week repulsed the assault from the PNS twice.

Meanwhile, some Libyan rebels have already refused to go to the front, because the losses in the battles of the city of Bani Walid make them afraid of the worst. About this, as reported by Rosbalt, writes a French journalist Alan Jules. In his article "The Libyan tragedy of Bernard-Henri Levy," Jules says that "the traitors did not follow the instructions of NATO," because "everyone is afraid now."

“After their bombardments, the army of darkness demanded that its subordinates take up the case. But no commander could not force the soldiers to go to the front line. What is called as a reason - fatigue? No, "you need to stop shedding Libyan blood," - notes the author of the article. At the same time, he added that this minority is unlikely to be heard: “there are more Islamists in the PNS than moderate ones. Just the day before, we recall, the army of Muammar Gaddafi inflicted a heavy defeat on the city of Bani-Walid on Libyan rebels. As for the city of Sirte, here, the French journalist writes, "despite the deadly NATO bombings that kill women, children and the elderly with the deafening silence of the world community, again the so-called tactical retreat."

Meanwhile, Europe will learn a lot about the Libyan campaign of NATO, finding "two Libya", writes "Kommersant". At the end of last week, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation in Libya, which was supposed to fix the position of European deputies following a six-month operation of the international coalition in Libya and outline the strategy of EU interaction with the new authorities of the country. In the course of its discussion, members of the European Parliament sharply diverged in their assessments of the results of the military campaign, and details surfaced about secret oil deals of Western government officials with Libyan rebels. True, in the final resolution none of the criticisms were included.

During the discussion that preceded the vote, the newspaper reports, it turned out that among European lawmakers there is not just no consensus on the issues under discussion: from their speeches it appeared that they generally speak about different countries, different campaigns and different rebels.

Part of the deputies - mainly from the center-right parties - extolled the actions of NATO, the EU and "Libyan freedom fighters". Meanwhile, another part of the deputies - both from left and right parties - painted a completely different picture. “The NATO operation has been transformed from actions to protect the population into a campaign for regime change. The alliance, led by France and Britain, went beyond the UN mandate. All that the NATO countries have achieved by their bombardment are contracts for doing business with the new authorities of Libya, ”said Miguel Portaş (Portugal), a member of the United European Left Party faction.“ And you don’t have to say that only Gaddafi killed civilians. During the bombing of NATO, people also died. Yes, and the rebels themselves committed horrendous crimes that must be investigated. ”

His fellow party member from Greece Charalampos Angurakis warmly supported him: “The war against Libya turned into a massacre. The United States, NATO and the EU are fully responsible for the deaths of civilians in Tripoli and other cities. The goal of this war is to control the country's energy resources. The governments of NATO and the EU have embarked on this imperialist aggression in order to guarantee their monopolies the largest piece of Libyan oil pie. ”

During the speeches of parliamentarians surfaced some interesting details. Thus, the independent British MP Andrew Brons told about a secret deal worth $ 1 billion between London oil trader Vitol and representatives of the Libyan Transitional National Council, brokered by the British Minister for International Development Alan Duncan, a former consultant to Vitol. “Now this company can get monopoly rights to trade in Libyan oil. You do not need to be a supporter of the mean tyrant Gaddafi to doubt the motives of the West, who supported the Libyan rebels, ”the deputy was indignant.

Deputies skeptics see the future of Libya in dark tones, the newspaper notes. They fear radical Islamists will come to power, flooding the country weapon get to the terrorists, and Libya for many years, mired in a civil war. However, during the voting they were in the minority, and none of their comments were included in the final text of the resolution.

The Libyans themselves are also worried that the country after the incident will not escape from the clutches of extremists, reports Rosbalt. Although the head of the PNS, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, stated that the principles of Islamic law would be the basis of the new Libyan legislation, it is clear that in the conditions of the ongoing civil war, not intellectual politicians represent the real force in the country, Rosbalt reports. Now and in the foreseeable future, field commanders will create a “policy” in Libya, the newspaper notes. They have weapons and power, which they are unlikely to part with. It is the lower-level and middle-level military that actually lead the armed movement, which stands for the complete overthrow of the Muammar Gaddafi regime. And these people represent the power associated with political Islam. It is unlikely that they are in solidarity with those who are already almost officially representing the new government of Libya.

It is noteworthy that the Battle of Libya: Murder, Disappearances, Torture report published on Tuesday by the international human rights organization Amnesty International contains information about the brutal actions of the rebel formations that “absolutely lynched, shot, hung and killed by other means dozens of captured soldiers and suspects in mercenary "supporters of Gaddafi. And now these people with enthusiasm (as the new Libyan authorities believe) should get involved in the process of building a “moderate Islamic democracy”?
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  1. figwam
    figwam 18 September 2011 15: 06
    +7
    I am sure that the Libyans who supported the criminals and turned their country into a sludge place will regret more than once done (if they are alive)
    1. LESHA pancake
      LESHA pancake 18 September 2011 16: 48
      -8
      DRUGS ARE SMOKING AND BEGINS FIRING ON THE FUN FOR THE WORLD WELL AND THE WARRIORS.
      1. Uhalus
        Uhalus 18 September 2011 22: 19
        0
        If it were ... Everything is too well organized. However, the world doesn’t make fun (if someone makes fun) not for long: They will still give amer and neighbors a light.
    2. APASUS
      APASUS 18 September 2011 17: 32
      0
      Quote: figvam
      will regret more than once done (if they are alive)

      I think it’s not so long to wait, the press has already gone infa that the PNS is trying to play by its own rules. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for the West to negotiate with the PNS. Civil war is the immediate future for Libya
  2. SAVA555.IVANOV
    SAVA555.IVANOV 18 September 2011 17: 53
    0
    LIKE LIKE WE RELAXED AFTER THE 91st, BUT THANKS TO RUSSIA AND ITS NUCLEAR POTENTIAL, WE HAVE NOT DESTROYED US, I AM IN VIEW AND THE FORMER REPUBLIC OF THE USSR ALSO
    1. Ivan35
      Ivan35 18 September 2011 18: 29
      +2
      Speak correctly SAVA

      If it were not for a nuclear deterrent, the enemy would have already "climbed" into many former republics

      Our strategic nuclear forces have secured a peaceful sky over the head of several generations in the 20th century and continue to protect our common peace.

      If only pendos did not come up with some sort of new attack on our heads
      1. Mesniy
        Mesniy 18 September 2011 20: 15
        -2
        And in eastern Europe there is no nuclear potential, but after they threw kmunyak they live and laugh at the rashka. I know not by hearsay, where I visited, where friends and relatives
        1. figwam
          figwam 18 September 2011 20: 27
          +4
          We are laughing at them, how they lick the United States, and do not represent anything.
        2. SAVA555.IVANOV
          SAVA555.IVANOV 19 September 2011 07: 34
          +1
          MesniyA I too happen, and they live TRADING YOUR anti-Russian sentiment and not laughing believe, and in the former British colonies also live WELL BUT YOUR former owners who live there smile through your teeth and PID..MI NAZYVAYUT.POTOMU THAT CAN NOT FORGET HOW HARVESTED WITH THEM, DO YOU WANT TO LIVE IN ANYONE'S COLONY WHICH WAS BEFORE YOUR HOMELAND?
  3. SAVA555.IVANOV
    SAVA555.IVANOV 18 September 2011 19: 20
    +1
    HELLO PRINCIPAL !! AND THAT THAT WE HAVE BEEN DIFFICULT WITH OUR MOUNDS, ANALYTICS REFLECT AND DECODE, US SHOULDER INSIDE INSIDE US, OUTSIDE US FOR WHAT WE ???? (FORMER USSR) DID NOT HAVE PROBLEMS OF OVERCONTRIBUTION BUT WE PAY FOR THE WHOLE WORLD, WE REPLACED THE TOTAL TOTAL MODE !!! IF WE WERE NOT PRESSED BY US OUTSIDE AT ALL TIMES WE WOULD NOT BE RIGID INSIDE
  4. svvaulsh
    svvaulsh 18 September 2011 20: 03
    0
    They fight well, in a chair, with a hookah! It’s not a war, but a pleasure.
  5. okroshka79
    okroshka79 18 September 2011 20: 51
    +2
    Whatever the name of the Qaddafi regime, it was legal. And such stubborn resistance of his supporters objectively indicates that the majority in Libya lived well. It is a shame that under the Western muzzle the PNS is recognized by the leadership of Russia. Hurried ... As if later we did not have to win back. And yet, the conclusion is this: in today's world politics - in which country the West does not like power and there is something to grab in this country, then there is no doubt they will pile up with all its military power, they will use dissatisfied scumbag, if only it is to grab it. The UN is becoming an empty place today.
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 18 September 2011 22: 31
      +2
      ours should be on the frontal place in Moscow, on the count ...
  6. Uhalus
    Uhalus 18 September 2011 22: 21
    +1
    Well done Libyan army still hold on. It even reminds me of the Brest Fortress (although ours was incomparably harder for ours there).
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 18 September 2011 22: 30
      -3
      Well done Libyan army still hold on. It even reminds me of the Brest Fortress (although ours was incomparably harder for ours there).

      according to unofficial data, there Belarusians drive the rebels ...
  7. Vadim
    Vadim 18 September 2011 22: 35
    +1
    It seems that some in Europe are beginning to understand that this is not a war in "defense of the people of Libya" and democracy, but a stupid redistribution of property and the protection of a filthy dollar. It would be good to arrange "Stalingrad" from Sirte and Beni Walid
    1. Foamas
      Foamas 19 September 2011 00: 37
      0
      What problems? Urgently advance to the position of Vadim.
  8. Whole
    Whole 18 September 2011 22: 38
    0
    svvaulshPrecisely noticed smile 1 shoots 20 people watching. And shoots what? Gaddafi’s kind of aircraft doesn’t fly ...
    1. Vadimburan
      Vadimburan 19 September 2011 00: 45
      0
      Anti-aircraft mount as artillery, probably used. Or maybe a photo from a completely different place
    2. Foamas
      Foamas 19 September 2011 00: 51
      0
      You are poorly aware of the issue of progressive methods of enemy fire destruction. Back in the last century (including the Red Army), effective methods of firing from closed positions from automatic weapons (along mounted trajectories) were developed. fellow
  9. SAVA555.IVANOV
    SAVA555.IVANOV 19 September 2011 07: 16
    -2
    AND ON THE SIDE OF WHICH ARE UNKNOWN? THERE IS NO RESPONSE FIRE, MEANS OR PEACE PEOPLE SHOOT OR NOWHERE. YES AND VERY MUCH PEOPLE WITHOUT MATTER AROUND. SHOW YES AND ONLY. ANALYTICS))
  10. Patriot
    Patriot 19 September 2011 09: 48
    0
    Hurray, comrades. Hello everyone,
    Well, we waited for real confirmation that these PPS oppositionists did not represent any military power.
    Islamic mercenaries, a military company and the French legion did all the dirty work for NATO countries with the connivance of the UN and air support of Western armies from the air.
    "The troops of M. Gaddafi captured 17 British and French" mercenaries "
    Soldiers loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi captured 17 "foreign mercenaries" who were assisting the army of the Transitional National Council in the assault on the city of Beni Walid. According to Colonel Musa Ibrahim's spokesman, technical specialists and military consultants were taken prisoner. "Most of them are French. The group of mercenaries also included two Britons, a native of Qatar and a representative of one of the Asian countries," Ibrahim said in an interview with Syrian Arrai TV on September 18. Read completely: http://top.rbc.ru/special/libya/19/09/2011/616068.shtml

    I’m only afraid that this fact will never reach the Western Erectorate, intimidated by Alcaida through its media.
  11. Patriot
    Patriot 19 September 2011 10: 27
    0
    Hurray, comrades. Hello everyone,
    Well, we waited for real confirmation that these PPS oppositionists did not represent any military power.
    Islamic mercenaries, a military company and the French legion did all the dirty work for NATO countries with the connivance of the UN and air support of Western armies from the air.
    "The troops of M. Gaddafi captured 17 British and French" mercenaries "
    Soldiers loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi captured 17 "foreign mercenaries" who were assisting the army of the Transitional National Council in the assault on the city of Beni Walid. According to Colonel Musa Ibrahim's spokesman, technical specialists and military consultants were taken prisoner. "Most of them are French. The group of mercenaries also included two Britons, a native of Qatar and a representative of one of the Asian countries," Ibrahim said in an interview with Syrian Arrai TV on September 18. Read completely: http://top.rbc.ru/special/libya/19/09/2011/616068.shtml

    I’m only afraid that this fact will never reach the Western Erectorate, intimidated by Alcaida through its media.