May 16th Updates

New York: London: Tripoli:

Reuters16:47 Reuters NATO is broadcasting to Gaddafi’s forces on Libyan army frequencies, telling them of atrocities committed by the regime and urging them to stop fighting. “You have a choice,” it says. “Build a peaceful Libya for the benefit of your family and a better future for your country.” Otherwise, the air strikes which began on March 19 will continue, it warns

15:00 ICC The ICC has asked for arrest warrants for Gaddafi, his “effective prime minister” and son Saif al-Islam and his “right hand man and executioner” Abdullah Senussi. The chief prosecutor said they have evidence that Gaddafi directly ordered attacks on unarmed civilians both in public and in their home, and that Gaddafi is an indirect perpetrator as he “used the entire Libyan system” to commit crimes against humanity.

12:10 AGI Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini says that “the regime’s days are numbered”. The international community is working hard to sort out exile for Gaddafi. “The messages coming through from the inner circles of the regime: some (members of the entourage, ed.) have spoken under cover and are beginning to say that Ghaddafi is looking for an honourable way out.”

NATO11:41 NATO On May 15th, NATO aircraft flew 147 sorties, 48 of which were intended as strike sorties. Some of the key targets included: In the vicinity of Az Zawiyah: 1 Command and Control Node. In the vicinity of Tripoli: 4 Surface to Air Missile Launchers. In the vicinity of Misratah: 1 Self Propelled Artillery Piece. In the vicinity of Hun: 2 Ammunition Storage Facilities. In the vicinity of Sirte: 2 Surface to Surface Missile Launchers , 1 Self Propelled Artillery Piece, 1 Armoured Personnel Carrier.

11:35 ICC At 13:00 GMT, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo will hold a press conference related to the situation in Libya. The Prosecutor will announce his findings following the ongoing investigations of crimes allegedly committed since 15 February 2011. The press conference will be broadcast live, see here for more information.

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2 Responses to May 16th Updates

  1. ankhwashitaw says:

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    Oil for food, oil for weapons.....Oil for fu-cking tents, sound familiar.........
    from Al Jezeera.....Make the council say they won't try to run the country after Gaddaffui's gone....They've already taken too much campaign cash.............

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