The leading role rebel Islamic extremists have played throughout the Libyan conflict

One terror leader in particular, Abdelhakim Belhaj, made headlines around the world over the weekend after it emerged that he was appointed the chief of Tripoli’s rebel Military Council. Prior to leading rebel forces against Gaddafi’s regime, Belhaj was the founder and leader of the notorious Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG).

Eventually the terror “Emir,” as he has been called, was arrested and tortured as an American prisoner in the terror war. In 2004, according to reports, he was transferred to the Gaddafi regime — then a U.S. terror-war ally.

By 2010, Belhaj was freed by Gaddafi under an amnesty agreement for “former” terrorists. And more recently, the terror leader and his men were trained by U.S. special forces to take on Gaddafi.

“We proudly announce the liberation of Libya and that Libya has become free and that the rule of the tyrant and the era of oppression is behind us,” Belhaj was quoted as saying by ABC after his forces sacked one of Gaddafi’s compounds. His leadership is now well established.

While most news reports about Belhaj acknowledged that the LIFG has been designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department, many accounts inaccurately downplayed the group’s links to terror and al-Qaeda. But evidence suggests the two terrorist organizations actually merged several years ago.

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http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-mainmenu-26/africa-mainmenu-27/8795-al-qaeda-and-natos-islamic-extremists-taking-over-libya

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One Response to The leading role rebel Islamic extremists have played throughout the Libyan conflict

  1. sekou atiba says:

    Black America wake up your socalled black president is due up for re-elec tion in 2012 it’s about time you send him a message and let him know how valuable your vote is.He along with his friends in NATO should be charged with war crimes. Your socalled black president is involved in a conspiracy to recolonize the african continent.Wake Up,Wake Up.

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