Tag Archives: Looting

Bani Walid in Ruins

Homes, businesses, and public buildings including Bani Walid’s hospital looted, burnt and destroyed by militias

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Will 2012 Bring Tribal War to Libya?

“To date nothing has been achieved by the new government and people are growing very angry.” by FRANKLIN LAMB Tripoli The weather in Tripoli this New Year’s weekend is unseasonably bone chilling with heavy rains flooding the streets reminding this … Continue reading

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“They call this ‘liberation’? To me this is nothing but a blatant occupation”.

Libya’s “Other” Victims By Karlos Zurutuza Khaled Abdullah next to the hole in the wall of his home in Bani Walid, the last stronghold of the Gaddafi loyalists Credit:Karlos Zurutuza/IPS BANI WALID, Libya, Oct 31, 2011 (IPS) – Suleyman and … Continue reading

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”This is not a revolution, this is chaos”

Libya is plunging into a cycle of tribal violence and retribution which, if left unchecked, could undermine the authority of its new leaders, spur new forms of insurgency and throw the country back into chaos. More than a week after … Continue reading

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Resentment builds in Libya’s devastated Sirte

Thu, Oct 27th By Rania El Gamal SIRTE, Libya, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Residents of Muammar Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte are struggling to come to terms with the destruction and humiliation of their city, a former fishing village which … Continue reading

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Libyans vow to fight on against the NTC and their NATO allies

The war is not yet over for Libya’s new rulers in the desert town of Bani Walid where Gaddafi loyalists vow to fight on for their fallen leader and other residents are angry over violence and looting. Enraged by what … Continue reading

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Sirte residents accuse Libya fighters of looting

Residents returning to Sirte are accusing Libyan interim government fighters of demolishing and looting homes, shops and public buildings in Moammar Gadhafi’s home town to take revenge for its support of the fugitive leader. “They envy and hate us because … Continue reading

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‘Rebels’ loot and burn Sirte

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Battle for Sirte ‘far from over’

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Revenge Feeds Instability in Libya

Tawergha – Rebels have been torching homes in the abandoned city 25 miles to the south. Since Thursday, The Wall Street Journal has witnessed the burning of more than a dozen homes in the city Col. Gadhafi once lavished with … Continue reading

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The headless corpse, the mass grave and worrying questions about Libya’s rebel army

The streaks of blood, smeared along the sides of this impromptu mass grave suggested a rushed operation, a hurried attempt to dispose of the victims. Who the men were and what happened to them, close to the Libyan rebels’ western … Continue reading

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Libyan rebels accused of burning homes and looting

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/13/libya-rebels-accused-burning-homes-looting

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Reading the Rebels in Western Libya – Looting and Arson in Qawalish

  ‘Houses that had not been burning the previous day were afire, and shops were being aggressively looted by armed men in rebel attire. Every few minutes, a truck would pass by on the road, headed back toward Zintan loaded … Continue reading

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