Oman Daily Observer
Friday, August 26, 2011
TRIPOLI — Muammar Gaddafi urged his supporters yesterday to wage war on the opposition forces. Gaddafi’s audio message came as the head of the rebels’ National Transitional Council (NTC), Mustafa Abdel Jalil, gave the grim assessment that more than 20,000 people had been killed in the drive since mid-February to end the strongman’s 42-year iron-fisted rule.
Gaddafi, who has a $1.7 million price on his head, said in his third audio message, “We must resist these enemy rats, who will be defeated thanks to the armed struggle,” “Leave your homes and liberate Tripoli,” he added in the message broadcast on Syria-based Arrai Oruba television.
Addressing the youth of the city, he said, “Fight them street by street, alley by alley, house to house. With rifles and pistols they will be annihilated.”
“Do not fear them, fear only God,” he said, telling them not to fear bombardment by Nato warplanes. “They are just sound bombs.”
Pro-Gaddafi TV station says NATO bombs city of Sirte
CAIRO Aug 25 (Reuters) – A television station loyal to Muammar Gaddafi said on Thursday NATO warplanes were bombing his hometown of Sirte.
Al-Orouba TV said “Western, Qatari and UAE aggressors are bombing Sirte”. It cited no source and gave no details.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm