In the first major regime counter-offensive in over a week, forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi attacked a rebel-held oil refinery in Ras Lanuf today, one of the few refineries which escaped NATO bombardment during the civil war.
The loyalist forces struck early in the morning and a large number of hand grenades were littering the area after a gunbattle, which local doctors say left at least 17 people dead.
The attack comes as rebel forces attempt to conquer the town of Bani Walid, one of the last loyalist towns in the nation. Rebels reported heavy resistance in the town today, the fourth day since they began their invasion.
Increasingly, the focus of the rebels is forming a new post-Gadhafi regime, with NTC leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil today vowing to see a new government based on sharia law take the place of the Gadhafi forces.
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"""NTC leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil today vowing to see a new government based on sharia law take the place of the Gadhafi forces."""
The "progressive" rebels will put women in burkas, and institute the most radical form of Muslim Faith.
Here are the picture of the cleric turn fighter, and the loot his mosque has accumulated; http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=628631
I would say that this was to be expected. There will be a protracted civil war.
So, the mercenaries are still getting paid to slaughter civilians.
Oops! Did I say something wrong here that is going to cause the typical knee jerk reaction from the peace-loving Lefties who will hang me out to dry?
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