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The Independent: Rebels settle scores in Libyan capital

27 August 2011 27 August 2011 Tags: One Comment Print This Post Print This Post

The Libyan rebels have been meting out brutal treatment to sub-Saharan Africans in Tripoli, suspecting that they are Gaddafi loyalists. The killings were pitiless.

They had taken place at a makeshift hospital, in a tent marked clearly with the symbols of the Islamic Crescent. Some of the dead were on stretchers, attached to intravenous drips. Some were on the back of an ambulance that had been shot at. A few were on the ground, seemingly attempting to crawl to safety when the bullets came.

Around 30 men lay decomposing in the heat. Many of them had their hands tied behind their back, either with plastic handcuffs or ropes. One had a scarf stuffed into his mouth. Almost all of the victims were black men. Their bodies had been dumped near the scene of two of the fierce battles between rebel and regime forces in Tripoli.

To read the entire article: Rebels settle scores in Libyan capital

By Kim Sengupta in Tripoli. Saturday, 27 August 2011

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  • Matt Cusumano said:

    These high minded, democratically inclined "Rebels" are going to murder more than just the guest workers…in the U.S. CNN and Fox are spinning the story very differently. In the U.S. the official word is that Gadaffi Loyalist are killing the black african guest workers, whenever they can, in between hiding from the Rebels. It's just a manifestation of their "brutal dictator, tyrant, oppressed, gunmen, 42 years in power" and whatever other negative sounding descriptives the media can think up. Last week CNN was big on the "Gunmen" adjective to describe the Libyan Government troops.

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