Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

Intelligence on Libya Rebels Shows “Flickers” of Qaeda

03/29/2011 Leave a comment

By Missy Ryan and Susan Cornwell – “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Intelligence on the rebel forces battling Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has shown “flickers” of al Qaeda or Hezbollah presence, but there is still no detailed picture of the emerging Libyan opposition, NATO’s top operations commander said on Tuesday.

‘We are examining very closely the content, composition, the personalities, who are the leaders of these opposition forces,’ Admiral James Stavridis, who is NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, and also the commander of U.S. European Command, said during testimony at the U.S. Senate.”  Read more.

Claim: Al Qaeda Sets Up ‘Islamic Emirate’ in Eastern Libya

03/27/2011 Leave a comment

Daniel 11:43, “He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Nubians in submission.”

Al Qaeda says that they are practicing ‘true’ Islam as it is taught in the Qur’an.  Guess what the word “Islam” means?  Here is a hint.

“AL-QAEDA has set up an Islamic emirate in Derna, in eastern Libya, headed by a former US prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.

However, residents in the city have told reporters there is no substance to these rumours, which they claim the Libyan government is sowing to ‘scare Europe’.

‘Al-Qaeda has established an emirate in Derna led by Abdelkarim al-Hasadi, a former Guantanamo detainee,’ Khaled Khaim said.

‘They have an FM radio station and have begun to impose the burqa’ (head-to-toe covering for women) and have ‘executed people who refuse to cooperate with them.’

Khaim said Hasadi has a lieutenant, ‘also a member of Al-Qaeda and named Kheirallah Baraassi’ in Al-Baida.”  Read more.

Libyan Rebel Commander Admits His Fighters Have al-Qaeda Links

03/26/2011 1 comment

Can’t say I’m surprised.

“By Praveen Swami, Nick Squires and Duncan Gardham – In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Mr al-Hasidi admitted that he had recruited ‘around 25’ men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq. Some of them, he said, are ‘today are on the front lines in Adjabiya’.

Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters ‘are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists,’ but added that the ‘members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader’.

His revelations came even as Idriss Deby Itno, Chad’s president, said al-Qaeda had managed to pillage military arsenals in the Libyan rebel zone and acquired arms, ‘including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries’.”  Read more.

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