Monday, August 29, 2011

10 000 prisoners freed from Libyan regime

Libyan rebels said on Sunday, having released some 10 000 prisoners of the regime of Moammar Gadhafi, but estimated that nearly 50 000 others remain missing. "It is estimated that between 57 000 and 60 000 people were arrested in recent months," military spokesman said the rebels, Bani Omar Ahmed at a press conference in the city of Benghazi.

"Between ten and eleven thousand were released (...) Where are the others?" He said. "Many residents of Tripoli are discovering mass graves in the vicinity of the detention and imprisonment of Abu Slim," said . Eight days after the start of military offensive against the rebel capital, new incidents were reported Saturday night in Tripoli, where explosions were heard and isolated bursts of gunfire from automatic weapons, no one knew whether it was celebrations or shootings.

Subsequently, the city awoke calm on Sunday.

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