Oct 29

See also:

Libya: Genocide in Bani Walid (Veterans Today)

Libya: Bani Walid Civilians Bombed With Gas

Libya: UN Chief Alarmed By Fighting in Bani Walid

Fighters Loyal To Muammar Gaddaf Take Back Bani Walid


Siege of Bani Walid: Foreign fighters, phosphorus bombs and nerve gas – RT sources (RT, Oct 27, 2012):

The besieged Libyan city of Bani Walid has been plunged into chaos. RT sources say that the former Gaddafi regime stronghold is under attack by militias bolstered by foreign mercenaries, and they used banned weapons like white phosphorous.

­The sources denied reports of the last few days that Bani Walid was retaken by the Libyan government. Residents said that militia forces have continued their assault, while preventing the refugees who fled from reentering the city.

A man who claimed his relatives are trapped inside the besieged city spoke with RT, saying, “There is no food; there is nothing to support the life of people. And the militia does not allow anyone to come back to their homes.”

“They are demolishing homes with machinery and tanks. There is no communication or internet so people are not able to connect with each other,” the source said. He is currently in Egypt, and refuses to reveal his identity over fears of personal safety. Continue reading »

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Oct 29


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It has been reported this Dr Meleshe Shandoly has been killed today in Bani Walid by Alqaeda with a knife because he is from Warfalla tribe and sits on a council.

Nothing is verifiable from Bani Walid.

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Oct 23

Bani Walid civilians bombed with gas – RT source (RT, Oct 22, 2012):

Pro-government militias intercept food, fuel and medicine and use grad rockets and gas weapons against Bani Walid, a man whose family remains in the town told RT. He claims the daily shelling of the town is Misrata militias’ attempt to eliminate it.Several hundreds of Bani Walid natives marched to the seat of the national parliament in Tripoli on Sunday to protest the assault on their home town, which has been continuing for over two weeks. The protesters demanded a peaceful solution to “the tribal war that is happening in the town.” The demonstrators, however, failed to enter the parliament, being dispersed by guards firing rounds into the air.

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Oct 23

Libya: UN Chief Alarmed By Fighting in Bani Walid, Calls for Peaceful Resolution to Conflict (allAfrica, Oct 22, 2012):

United Nations Secretary-General is alarmed by the fighting in and around the Libyan city of Bani Walid, and in particular the reports indicating growing civilian casualties due to indiscriminate shelling, according to his spokesperson.

“The Secretary-General reminds all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law and calls on all the Libyan authorities and those in Bani Walid to begin immediately a process to resolve the Bani Walid stand-off peacefully,” the spokesperson added in a statement issued on Sunday evening.

According to media reports, Libyan army forces have launched a full-scale assault against the town, accusing it of being controlled by supporters of the former dictator Muammar al-Qadhafi, who was overthrown in 2011 after decades of autocratic rule.

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