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10/16/2011

Bulldozers demolish Gaddafi's compound


Πηγή: SABC
Oct 16 2011

Two bulldozers guarded by armed men started to demolish the walls around ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi's former home in the Libyan capital Tripoli today.

As the bulldozers converged on the Bab al-Azizyah compound, men chanted, "God is greatest. This is for the blood of the martyrs". Some fired machine guns into the air.

"We are destroying it because we want to demolish anything that belongs to Gaddafi," one gunman, Essam Sarag, said.

People driving past stopped their cars and joined a crowd waving new Libyan flags.


We are destroying it because we want to demolish anything that belongs to Gaddafi

"We will continue until we destroy everything that belongs to Gaddafi," said Etman Lelktah, who said he was in charge of the fighters at the scene.

"We ask that a peace organisation be built instead of Gaddafi's place."

The heavily fortified compound, was both the seat of Gaddafi's power and his Tripoli home. It was targeted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation warplanes several times before Tripoli fell to the now ruling National Transitional Council in August.


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