Monday, September 19, 2011
BRITISH AND FRENCH CAPTURED IN LIBYA
On 19 September 2011, we learn that Gaddafi loyalists have captured 17 foreign mercenaries
Reuters is reporting that the Gaddafi forces say they have captured some British and French mercenaries.
The Gaddafi forces have beaten back repeated attacks by the anti-Gaddafi National Transitional Council forces.
An attempt by the anti-Gaddafi forces to set up 'a more inclusive interim government' fell apart on 18 September 2011.
According to a Gaddafi spokesman: "A group was captured in Bani Walid consisting of 17 mercenaries.
"They are technical experts and they include consultative officers.
"Most of them are French, one of them is from an Asian country that has not been identified, two English people and one Qatari."
The 'mercenaries could be special forces or people from private security firms.
Misrata, also spelled Misurata, is a city in Libya.
brian comments as follows:
The Misurati commander says that Benghazi owes them money and respect for the Misurata ‘martyrs’, the wounded and amputations, for all what they have done, including destroying the Gaddafi army in Misurata and elsewhere.
"Think about the armies we destroyed, Man.
"We destroyed 16 battalions in Misurata.
"There are MASS GRAVES of Gaddafi soldiers, but we are not supposed to talk about it.
"Who destroyed them? And you are talking about a National army? Where is your National army of Benghazi?
"We are taking major casualties right now. Ambulances and planes are full of our casualties; hospitals are full of Misuratan rebels! Where is the help coming from Qatar? Where are the weapons coming from Qatar?
"You guys are excluding us from Libya like if we were Bangladesh.
"You are doing worse than Gaddafi, forgetting us and putting us apart."