Posts Tagged ‘mercenaries’

  • South African Mercenaries and Algeria: Aisha Gaddafi, baby Safiya, 2 brothers Hannibal & Mohammed taken to Algiers with Mrs Safiya Gaddafi
    Aisha not many weeks ago in Tripoli This has been quite an odyssey for the princess Aisha Gaddafi. From Sorbonne-trained attorney and Claudia Schiffer-beauty to renegade in the Sahara and birth of a baby girl deep in the desert, the shift in her life could be fairly described as melodramatic. But the mystery surrounding the escape of Aisha, her mother, Safiya and two...
    by at September 2nd, 2011 at 12:09 pm
  • “Kamikaze pilot attack real. Khamis Gaddafi is dead of burns.”
    Khamis Gaddafi There was so much back and forth in Twitter about the kamikaze pilot attack on Bab al Azizia that I edited my story a couple of times to try to keep up. I ended up calling it all “Urban Legend” and dismissed it as wishful thinking. It was the action that Twitter had been calling for and it seemed that finally someone answered. The whole story...
    by at March 21st, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • Sabha is gate for mercenaries and stronghold of Al-Senussi’s pro-Gaddafi tribe
    Sabha is one of the major cities of Libya still under pro-Gaddafi forces. The population of 130,000 is described as a mixture of Arab and  Black. It’s an important player in the Libyan revolution for two reasons: 1. Sabha is a hub for illegal immigration from across the Sahara, bringing people from Niger, Ghana, Togo, and Sudan hoping to pass through Tripoli to...
    by at March 1st, 2011 at 02:03 pm
  • Maj Gen Suleiman Mahmoud Al-Obeidi officially defects
    The Commander of Army in Tobrouk in the far east of Libya, Maj. Gen Suleiman Mahmoud, has officially gone over to the rebellion. His full name is Suleiman Mahmoud al-Obeidi which puts him in the same tribe as Maj. Gen. Abdul Fattah Younis who made his dramatic defection yesterday on TV. This is probably a good indication that the Obedi tribe from the Tobrouk region is...
    by at February 23rd, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Libyan tribes, mercenaries and the military
    According the my twitter source @SultanAlQassemi, the International Institute for Strategic Studies puts the Libyan military at 76,000 men. There is an auxiliary People’s Militia of 40,000 reservists. It’s unclear if the 76,000 includes the reservists. There are also personal battalions. Gaddafi’s son’s battalion is especially known for brutality....
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 02:02 pm