Game over, man! Gaddafi loyalists seek truce - Reuters

Discussion in 'Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa' started by Captain Cnutflap, Sep 27, 2011.

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  1. Gaddafi loyalists in Sirte seek truce: NTC commander | Reuters
    A local military commander with Libya's interim government said on Tuesday he was in talks about a truce with an elder from Muammar Gaddafi's tribe inside the besieged city of Sirte.

    Gaddafi's hometown, Sirte is one of the last two major towns in Libya still held by fighters loyal to him. His opponents' forces have been trying to capture the city, and are now on the edge of the center.

    Touhami Zayani, commander of the El-Farouk brigade outside Sirte, told Reuters the elder, whom he did not identify, had contacted him on his satellite phone and asked for a truce.

    "He called me and said we are looking for a safe passage for the families and for the militia to leave the city," he said.

    Zayani said he had given his agreement for families from Gaddafi's tribe to be allowed to leave Sirte but was still negotiating terms for armed Gaddafi loyalists to surrender.

    "We didn't really get into details and we didn't talk much about how they will leave but I think the scenario will be that they have to give up their weapons," Zayani said.

    He said he did not know where members of Gaddafi's tribe, who make up the majority of Sirte's population, would go once they leave the city.


    Over, the revolution is. (Almost).
  2. If they're asking for a truce, surely that would indicate Gadaffi isn't in Sirte! Until Gadaffi is found the revolution isn't over!
  3. Are these the same people claiming to have found chemical weapons/ that Gadaffi is dead/out of the country/leaving the country/ about to leave the country/ have taken sirte/have not taken sirte/ caught Gadaffi son/ that they are days from victory (months ago) etc etc
  4. you do all realise that Libya is now in a long term period of instability? there will be an ongoing insurgency/civil war/extremist blah blah etc etc for years to come.
  5. More medals for us all!!!
    (Except Bravo_Bravo obviously)