Friday, April 1, 2011

Gaddafi's forces attack and Zinta Misrata

The forces of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, are intensely attacking with heavy artillery Misrata residential areas, about 200 kilometers east of Tripoli. The spokesman of the revolutionary Geriani Mustafa, explained to Reuters by telephone that "the regime's supporters are bombarding intensively Misrata shells inhabited areas." In addition to the bombings, there are snipers on the roofs of houses.

The rebel representative has secured from Benghazi, capital of the rebels against the regime of Gaddafi, who Zinta, west of the country near the border with Tunisia, is also being attacked relentlessly. Geriani added that unknown number of casualties have been reported in both cities because "communications are failing, although he has reiterated that the situation is critical in this area.

Misrata and Zinta are two of the cities hardest hit by artillery troops loyal to Gaddafi over the past two weeks. Already this morning Misrata became the target of the faithful to Gaddafi. The Libyan army has intensified in the last hours of bombing. The mercenaries of the regime are raiding shops and houses in the center of the city, according to this source.

"They are using tanks, rocket launchers, mortars and other projectiles against the city. It was a random bombing and intense," said the guerrillas by telephone. "The place is unrecognizable. The destruction can not be described in words. "Fired upon everyone, including civilians in their homes.

I hope that Allah will protect us. "Rebels begin to receive tactical training The recklessness and lack of discipline which hinder the rebels against the ruling hierarchy and command the troops loyal to Gaddafi is one of the keys to understanding the Libyan conflict. the rebels against the dictator has suffered a severe military setback since the last two days left coalition aircraft to bomb Gaddafi positions.

They, themselves, are unable to gain territory and keep it against the onslaught of tanks and artillery the scheme. A further sign that the anarchic nature ceases being comparable to a regular army of the enemy. But that could be changing. In parallel with the U.S. decision to deploy the CIA agents on the ground to gather information and training of insurgents in the use of arms and military discipline, the news coming from the front say that the rebels begin to have more informed commanders of military tactics that are training fighters of lesser rank.

In addition, access to the front line are restricted to those who carry powerful long-range arsenal. The militants who carry automatic weapons only, white or are simply unarmed will have to stay behind. They are an easy target for the enemy and their contribution is rather limited. This shift in rebel strategy has been reported to the agency by a soldier deployed in the vicinity of Ajdabiya, the gateway to Benghazi.

"Only those with long-range weapons could go forward. The access of civilians is prohibited," said Ahmed Zaitoun, a volunteer who integrates a brigade that has received more training than most. "Today we have officers with us. Before we were alone in front," says Zaitoum while pointing to a young man trapped in a checkpoint complaining about not being able to second the battle.

"He's a young kid and has no weapons. What are you doing up there?" He asks. This new approach will be tested the next day to see if it results in an improvement for the rebels, forced to retreat to Benghazi and fighting not to lose control and Ajdabiya Brega, the two previous cities on the coastal highway culminates in Benghazi.

On the road connecting the city with Ajdabiya, can be seen in the last hours trenches with machine gun nests protected by sandbags, the first sign of a well organized defense of Benghazi, the jewel and foundation of the rebellion in Libya. For its part, the provisional government of Libyan rebels has revealed that it has signed an agreement with Qatar to export oil and now have the capacity to produce one million barrels a week.

The "Minister of Petroleum" Interim National Transitional Council, Ali gambler, said in a press conference in Benghazi that "Qatar has agreed to ship the oil and market it." Gambler explained that oil is currently extracted from the fields of southeast and areas "liberated" and can produce over 100,000 barrels per day.

Demonstration in Benghazi Thousands of people demonstrated in the square of the Benghazi court to order the fall of the regime and demonstrate that no Al Qaeda militants in the rebel ranks. From early morning, hundreds of people have turned to the central square, facing the Mediterranean Sea, equipped with tricolor flags and red, black and green of the monarchical era, despite the rainy day to keep not accompanied outdoors.

Many had also teach French, Qatari, Americans, Lebanese, Canadian and British. As usual, the protest began with the Friday Muslim prayer when the imam who led the prayer spoke of the conflict that is unfolding in the country. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, "is a problem for Libya, we want a free Libya," he assured the magnet that said "those who are with Gaddafi will not be part of the solution." "Long live free Libya, we have weapons to defend your army (Gadhafi)" added the priest.

After the prayer began the protest in which demonstrators shouted slogans like "no god but Allah", "lift your head, Libya free" and "no Al Qaeda, not terrorists, yes young people." But the rebels still longing for the help they offer from the European aircraft sky. Help has slowed sharply.

"I wish to return. They have great technology and we have served as a great guide to nostrosos. I have heard many things about but have not seen anything." Meanwhile, the U.S., France and the United Kingdom, which have led air strikes, they discuss the possibility of arming the militias antigadafi.

But the alternative is to today's far from a reality. Barack Obama does not deliver weapons to opponents while not collect accurate information about who they are and what their real objectives. Previous experience in Afghanistan proved disastrous. Army mine-laying the Libyan coast Militants and citizens of eastern Libya have another concern: the mines.

Ajdabiya around, and a few meters from the road linking the city to Benghazi, the vehicle of a power company workers smashed on Monday one of these devices. The search began immediately and, although it is not known how many soldiers were able to plant the Muammar Gaddafi Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday reported that it found two dozen landmines, banned by international treaty signed in 1997 but not signed by the regime of dictator.

They were also 24 antitank disabled, although laws often violate humanitarian law for use against civilian targets. This NGO, laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaign for the eradication of these weapons, he appealed to the army to stop using them. Such an appeal to Gaddafi, who continues to bombard cities, is a petition on deaf ears.

Ajdabiya was captured on 17 March by the Libyan military, which for 10 days caused serious damage in the city that opens the way to Cyrenaica. During that time buried mines, according to HRW. The rebels also have tens of thousands of them, after Army tanks were abandoned in Benghazi at the beginning of the revolt.

They promised that they will not use. The war in Libya yesterday stagnated around the oil city of Brega, 230 miles southwest of Benghazi. The rebel side because it can not advance, given their meager weaponry. Gaddafi's forces, well trained, because they seem to make sense of war, securing positions before moving forward.

The two parties agree to be well attentive to who actually has the capacity to strike a blow on the table, even if you have any interest in it: NATO, who yesterday took command of operations. NATO aircraft have carried out so far 178 outlets, 74 of them related to attacks on targets, since the organization yesterday took command of all operations on Libya.

In addition, two ships were stopped to report on their destination and cargo operations within the naval embargo on arms control and mercenaries, although it was not necessary approaches.

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