Gadhafi Libyan Ajdabiya
April 17, 2011 by staff
Gadhafi Libyan Ajdabiya, Forces loyal to the Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi have been bombing rebel positions around the eastern city of Ajdabiya reportedly advancing to the outskirts of the city. Gaddafi forces also continue to hit the besieged port city of Misrata, causing considerable damage.
Witnesses said Gaddafi’s forces fired long-range rockets in the Libyan city of Ajdabiya, causing many rebels to flee their positions. Al-Jazeera reported that the ongoing rocket attacks allowed men to advance Qaddafi on the outskirts of the city.
Reuter’s news agency said dozens of rebels fleeing Ajdabiya vehicles, along with a large number of civilians, to the rebels’ main town of Benghazi.
Sustained rocket attacks appear to have caused a reversal of time after the rebels tried to move the city Saturday Brega Qaddafi in power. The opposition said Gaddafi’s men hiding in a chemical factory at Brega, that NATO planes were reluctant to bomb.
Saturday, rebel military commander and former Interior Minister Abdel Fattah Younes Gaddafi told al-Arabiya television, his men were approaching Brega and hoped to take the city in 24 hours.
In the western port city of Misrata siege, witnesses say Gaddafi loyalists continued to pound the city with mortar fire. The city has been without water or electricity for days and thousands have fled their homes to safer areas around the port.
Libyan government TV showed the UN special representative and former Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdel Ilah Khatib meeting in Tripoli with Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmoudy fair. The television report said the men “discussed the continuous foreign aggression against Libya.”
The Libyan government spokesman Ibrahim Moussa also told a conference in Tripoli, the Libyan government to respond to recent allegations of war crimes by allowing independent outside groups to visit Libya and research.
He says that Libya will allow international NGOs to visit and see for themselves that no crimes against humanity have been committed, with the exception of those committed by the rebels who have taken up arms against the legal government. It also accused NATO of committing war crimes by bombing civilian targets.
Foreign journalists who visited the Libyan capital in recent weeks complaining that they have not been able to investigate important stories in important places, without a government escort.
Human Rights Watch accused the supporters of Gaddafi with cluster bomb munitions to Saturday in the town of Misrata. Many countries have banned the use of weapons that can wreak havoc on the civilian population. A rebel spokesman told the Reuters agency forces of Colonel Gaddafi fired at least 100 of the explosives in an industrial area of?? Misrata.
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