Aljazeera blog

Winnipeg, Canada

#1 Feb 20, 2011
...... Libya --

12:11 am: Libya's ambassador to China, Hussein Sadiq al Musrati, has just resigned on air with Al Jazeera Arabic. He called on the army to intervene, and has called all diplomatic staff to resign.

He made claims about a gunfight between Gaddafi's sons and also claimed that Gaddafi may have left Libya. Al Jazeera has no confirmation of these claims.

12:01 am: The European Union calls on Libya's government to refrain from using force against peaceful demonstrators and address its people's demands for reform.

February 20

11:59 pm: Lebanese officials say Libya is jamming Lebanese TV stations because of their reporting on the crackdown on protesters in the North African country.

11:54 pm: Further reports suggest the 500,000-strong Tuareg tribe in south Libya has heeded the call from the million-strong Warfala tribe to join the uprising. Protesters in Ghat and Ubary, home to Libyan Tuareg clans are reportedly attacking government buildings and police stations.

11:25 pm Online reports claim remaining pro-Gaddafi militia in Benghazi, around the Elfedeel Bu Omar compound, "are being butchered by angry mobs". It is impossible to verify the claims, though Al Jazeera has spoken with several people in the city who say protesters control the city, as security forces flee to the airport.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Winnipeg Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
springs church in winnipeg (Nov '11) 1 min M Mike 599
Canada will pay for the Mexico wall 52 min anonymous 27
102.3 Clear FM Bonus Points (May '13) 4 hr Marjorie 5,393
Dominion News on Portage (Jan '08) 8 hr Popman 932
News Union asks PM to reject advice to relax anti-du... 13 hr Bad Homber Wallers 1
HYDRO - STOP the EXPORT BLEEDING to the U.S.A. ! 15 hr Red Seel - Electr... 16
Poll Should Osborne Village Safeway open all night (Jan '08) Sun Cubs Fan Jam 36
More from around the web