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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Attack on Key Qadhafi Aides?

Rumors have been busy today claioming that Libyan rebels targeted Abdullah Senussi, Col. Qadhafi's brother-in-law and intelligence chief, in the Four Poiuts  Sheraton in Tripoli. Some say Senussi weas killed or wounded. Another version has it that Senussi and Sayf al-Qadhafi and two others were wounded, but most of them not seriously.(Link is in Arabic.)

I hate to indulge in rumor-mongering but Senussi and Sayf were both named by the International Crimial Court warrants a few days ago. And if rebels can penetrate a major hotel in Tripoli, it's an interesting development. Of course,it may just be a rumor;

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