May 27th Updates

New York: London: Tripoli:

Amnesty16:31 Amnesty International Scores of young men in the Nafusa Mountains have disappeared at the hands of Gaddafi forces, Amnesty International said in a report on Friday.

Reuters15:42 Reuters Fighting in Misrata killed approximately 12 and wounded 70 people per day. What our team found is that from six operating hospitals, there were on average 12 deaths and 70 injuries per day during the fighting,” he said. “These numbers have been going down in the last week.” He warned further deaths could be caused by a lack of specialist medical staff and drugs, including antibiotics, which raises the threat of drug-resistant infection, especially in intensive care units.

15:37 Arabiya Former (not current as was reported earlier) Libyan Central Bank governer tells Arabiya that he is abandoning Gaddafi and joining the opposition.

twitter12:17 Carl Nova tweets: “my company began shipping again to Benghazi this week. it feels good to list Free Libya as the destination country.”

Reuters12:14 Reuters Russia says Gaddafi has lost legitimacy. RIA cites the Foreign Ministry. Russia also says its ready to mediate in the Libyan crisis following a request from G8 partners.

NATO12:00 NATO On May 26, NATO aircraft flew 140 sorties, including 54 strike sorties. Some of the key targets inlcuded: In Tripoli: 1 Armoured Vehicle Storage Facility. In the vicinity of Tripoli: 1 Surface-To-Air Missile Storage Facility, 2 Command & Control Nodes. In the vicinity of Sirte : 1 Ammunition Storage Facility, 1 Command & Control Node. In the vicinity of Zuwarah: 1 Ammunition Storage and 4 Aircrafts in an Airfield. In the vicinity of Misratah: 1 Rocket Launcher, 3 Self-Propelled Artillery Pieces, 1 Truck-Mounted Gun. In the vicinity of Al Khums: 1 Surface-To-Air Missile Launcher. In the vicinity of Hun: 1 Ammunition Storage Facility.

Sunday Times11:57 Sunday Times Vitol has arranged 11 shipments of fuel to Tobruk, a port in eastern Libya.

Al Jazeera11:48 Al Jazeera English Gaddafi forces have laid landmines in the Misrata area, the commander of the NATO mission said on Friday. “This morning reports showed that a minefield was laid in the Misrata area,” Lieutenant General Charles Bouchard told a news conference.

Guardian11:43 The Guardian The G8 summit has pledged £12bn ($20bn) in aid, loans and debt relief to Arab countries in transition to democracy. The two chief recipients are Egypt and Tunisia.

Reuters11:06 Reuters Overnight the town of Zintan came under heavy rocket attack from Gaddafi forces, a foreign doctor told Reuters. “There must have been about a hundred (strikes). I wasn’t counting, but there were four or five rockets every half an hour or 15 minutes,” Anja Wolz of Doctors Without Borders said by telephone. No one was seriously hurt.

NATO10:58 NATO French and British helicopters will partake in the action as soon as they are ready, the commander of NATO’s operation for the North African country said on Friday.

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3 Responses to May 27th Updates

  1. Fredy says:

    It seems to me the NTC has money. They are following up on the business needs on the East of Libya without asking for more money.

  2. Fredy says:

    12:14 Reuters Russia says Gaddafi has lost legitimacy. RIA cites the Foreign Ministry. Russia also says its ready to mediate in the Libyan crisis following a request from G8 partners.

    It”s never too late to support a good cause. The Russian gov’t has realized they have something to gain from getting involved on Nato’s mission in Libya and now will mediate after no longer considering Daffi in control of his regime.

    Good work Nato

  3. Fredy says:

    11:43 The Guardian The G8 summit has pledged £12bn ($20bn) in aid, loans and debt relief to Arab countries in transition to democracy. The two chief recipients are Egypt and Tunisia.

    Give some pounds back to Libya.