Dutch-Libyan: officers round Gaddafi shot

1st March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Officers at the stronghold of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are reported to have been shot after attempting to desert.

Rabie Ashour, a member of the Libyan-Dutch community, says he was given the information by relatives of one of the dead men. The officers are said to have been serving in the Bab al-Azizia military barracks outside Tripoli where Col Gaddafi and members of his family are thought to be sheltering.

Mr Ashour’s report was part of a joint programme, Jussour Bridges, made by Radio Netherlands Worldwide and Derna radio station in eastern Libya. During the Arabic-language broadcast, Mr Ashour also said a group of Libyans in the Netherlands has been in contact with Dutch MPs. One of the aims of the group is to organise sending emergency aid to Libya.

It was also reported that a committee of local people in Derna has taken over local government and that the port city was peaceful. However, supplies such as medical equipment are apparently needed to care for people injured in the recent fighting.


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