Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pro-Gaddafi fighters retake Bani Walid

Al Jazeera English

Loyalists of Libya's ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi have seized control of the town of Bani Walid, raising the former government's green flag, an official and a commander have said.

The retaking of the town, 150km southeast of Tripoli, the capital, comes as Libya's new leaders have struggled to unify the oil-rich North African nation three months after Gaddafi was captured and killed.

Hundreds of well-equipped and highly trained remnants of Gaddafi's forces raised the flag over buildings in the western city late on Monday after hours of clashes, said Mubarak al-Fatamni, the head of Bani Walid's local council.


Great, just freaking wonderful. Boots on the ground anyone? France? Italy? The UK? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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