November 1st, 2012

Sacking Bani Walid, Libya

‘Death and destruction in Bani Walid’ as media silent
The Libyan town of Bani Walid is reported to be under heavy attack from pro-government forces and militias. Witnesses say that more civilians are being killed by shelling, while houses are engulfed in flames. ­Earlier reports suggested that the town had fallen, but continuing reports of wide-scale killing and armed gangs and militias patrolling the streets and looting people’s homes indicate that those reports are not true.
An individual in Italy who claims to have relatives in Bani Walid told RT earlier that over 600 people have so far been killed while the number of people in hospitals is over 1,000.
A local told RT that the troops patrolling the streets were bulldozing homes and setting them on fire. “Bani Walid was invaded by militias from Misrata,” a local woman said. “They destroyed everything; brought chaos, death and destruction with them. When families wanted to return to their homes these militias directed their guns towards them, shot at them, and they were all forced to flee.”
She also confirmed that the local hospital is incapable of treating the number of wounded. “We are unable to move the injured to other places for treatment because Misrata militias and their allies threaten to kill everybody who does so,” she said.
A local journalist reporting from the town’s outskirts amidst a media blackout in the town proper told RT that thousands of people are stranded on the desert highway just outside of Bani Walid. Those stranded had attempted to return to Bani Walid amidst confusion over whether or not the town had actually fallen.
Refugees are being prevented from going back into the town by army roadblocks.
While the army claims that it is targeting the city in order to rid it of pro-Gaddafi forces, many who have been injured or killed are children, women and the elderly. Meanwhile, reports continue to emerge about troops using unconventional weapons in the city. A local activist told RT that the army is preventing media from entering Bani Walid simply because they fear the press might report their “crimes and terrible deeds.”
“I can confirm that pro-government militias used internationally prohibited weapons. They used phosphorus bombs and nerve gas,” Afaf Yusef, an activist from Bani Walid, told RT. “We have documented all this in videos – we recorded the missiles they used and the white phosphorus raining down from these missiles.”
Many people died without being wounded or shot but as a result of gases, he said.
“The whole world needs to see who they are targeting,” he added. “Are they really Gaddafi’s men? Are the children, women and old men killed, Gaddafi’s men?”

October 26, Bani Walid, Libya Message for media
In the evening and night of 25 to 26 October the town of Bani Walid was bombed by aircraft marked as Misrata airforce and the airforce of the occupation regime of Libya. They used white phosphorous bombs against the defenders and civilians of Bani Walid. The retreat of troops of the occupying regime after the announcement of their victory was false.
The history of Sirte and Tripoli repeats, because the gangs themselves could not enter Bani Walid, NATO and Qatar used their aircraft, repainted in the colors of the occupation regime. Also, special forces may have been used, at least, eyewitness reported about Qatari and Jordanian special forces fighting against the defenders of Bani Walid. With the support of airforces armed gang entered the eastern part of the town last night and in the morning of 26 October, but in the afternoon of 25 October armed gangs were not in Bani Walid, as media reported, they shelled the town from a distance only, and fought outside the town with the tribe Vershifanna.
Today eyewitness reported about Turkish troops in chemical and radiation protection suits on the outskirts of Bani Walid collecting bodies of civilian people and defenders killed by white phosphorus bombs, chemical weapons and possibly depleted uranium, then transporting them to the dead town Taverga in order to burn them and bury the remains in mass graves. They are destroying evidence that the invaders used these prohibited weapons, especially white phosphorous.
Eyewitness reported that the “team of May 28,” an armed gang of former residents from Bani Walid who support the occupation regime and who were driven out of the town before are among the invaders. They’re destroying the houses in the eastern district of Bani Walid, where these gangs were able to enter. Previously, there was information that a tractor converted for demolition of houses was driven to the town.
Eyewitness reported that women and old men of the tribe Werfalla took up arms, they choosed to be kill in battle and not to be tortured and raped.
Armed gangs opened fire on civilians who fled their homes in Bani Walid in the early days of the siege and are now trying to return to the town. The refugees are forced to spend the night in the desert during the Eid holiday. Eyewitness reported that this is the fifth they tried to come back .
Patriots of Libya that call out on their pages for other tribes to rise and fight against the occupation are being killed one by one. Because of the resolution 8 of the occupation regime next target in list will be the town of the tribe Vershifanna, by Resolution 9 will be attack town Al Jelat. By the resolution 10 will be attack cities in the south of Libya, especially town of Sabha. In particular, the war against the tribe Werfalla and their capital – Bani Walid has been approved by Resolution 7 of the occupation regime of Libya.

Sacking Bani Walid II

Update 29 October

Message for media from Green Komitet forum, verbatim.
The city is still fighting, its defenders are gradually sweeping rebels.
After the NATO (most likely USA) special forces attack on the night of October 25 and 26 the defenders had to pull back further into the city, into Dahra and Souk districts, which make up to 36% of the overall territory of Bani Walid. Other territories were ravaged by May 28 Brigade bandits which is comprised of local criminals and Libya’s Shield Brigade band where the majority are mercenaries from Egypt, Tunis, Qatar and the Saudi Arabia and other countries. Besides local al-Quaeda militants joined in the ravaging.
The bandits which rob and burn housed, kill civilians, had been since October 26 destroying any evidence of that night attack. On October 25 Misurata bands were caught in the largest trap in Bani Walid, up to 1000 militants were killed, locals and defenders celebrated the victory. Surviving Misurata troops declared that they are retreating from their positions, Vershifanna tribe attacked their troops. In the evening of October 25 we read the news about the victory in Bani Walid, and after several hours we knew that a night had started in Bani Walid.
The information was scarce, the attack must have been massive and unexpected. Defenders’ positions identified previously must have been destroyed during bombing. Bombs with massive killing effects were used including unconventional ones: cluster bombs, phosphorous bombs, bombs with depleted uranium (likely). They aimed to kill people leaving no trace of the bombing. The surviving were killed by the NATO (most likely USA) special forces, probably dressed in Qatari and Jordanian armies uniforms. Early on October 26 May 28 Brigade and Libya’s Shield Brigade militants entered the city. They were killing any witness of the night assault on the city and destroying evidence that could prove the use of unconventional weaponry, included destroying houses that were the evidence of the bombing and that the attack was indiscrimately bombarded during the siege. Alongside men in chemical and radioactive protective suits were spotted, they collected bodies of locals and defenders who died of the banned weaponry in order to take them out of the city and incinerate them.
Besides they were robbing the city, raping and murdering the locals and disposed of their bodies. Along side with them snipers came. A few days before a small ship arrived in Misurata load with modern armament. Bandits and snipers had been terrorizing 65% of the city up to October 26, in two days they were pushed back from a part of the city in spite of continuous artillery shelling and bombing.
Here are some messages received from Bani Walid during October 26 – 28:
“Bani Walid defenders captured some Misurata rats’ cars”
“Misurata rats were killed be 28 May rats during a clash near Al-Dinar”
“We see dense smoke over the districts where rats entered”.
“May 28 Brigade thugs are putting houses on fire”.
“We are under a heavy bombing during the prayer on the holy day of Eid Al Fitr.
“Bani Walid heroes swept the rats off the Quader district”.
“Violants clashes are taking place between the rats and son of Bani Walid in Almrdoum district”.
“The rats were defeated during the attack on Dahra district and now are violently shelling it”.
“Explosions and violent clashes with RPGs being used in Arada Algrarat districts”.
“Dozens Almashia tribe sons are coming to their brothers in Bani Walid”.
When the occupational regime said that Bani Walid had been taken refugees tried to return there but were not allowed into by the armed bands. No one is still allowed into the city while occupational media are lying that people may enter Bani Walid.
Bani Walid defenders took women and children from all districts they could to save their lives but men stayed to fight, so did some women.
The number of massive shelling and bombing victims is growing, 2000 civilians had died in recent days in Dahra district alone. Simple fascism.
There is no information on how many died in the districts were the militants were ravaging freely. It became known that bands abducted families from Bani Walid most likely to get a ransom for them or to exert an influence on the elders of the Verfalla tribe. The number of the Bani Walid prisoners in Misurata concentration camps WILL INCREASE by several thousand people.
We want to remind you that the Bani Walid siege commenced practically on September 25 when the occupational regime signed the resolution No 7, which gave a complete freedom to the Misurata bands while those had built up roadblocks and limited access to the city. First shelling came on September 25 which can be named as the day of the beginning of the siege. Today it has been 35 days remaining habitants are surviving and fighting the bands.
Bani Walid situation has again shown double standards of the western countries, they ruined Libya under pretexts fabricated by the international funds and media on civilian victims. Now that in a single Libyan city up to 10 thousand people have been killed, now that a whole tribe is being exterminated and its capital is being destroyed on false pretext that a rapist and criminal was killed. They are not shrieking about a criminal regime killing its own citizen. Western officials and all kinds of experts claim that its Libya’s internal affair’s to restore order etc. They denied NATO involvement in the genocide but than how could a city that had fought back all attacks be taken in a single night?
They tried to demonize Kaddafi to justify any war crime against Libyans in any city. Although men referred to as kaddafists are patriots of their country they fought militant bands and NATO troops in 2011. Now they try to restore order in Libyan cities, and some of them they succeeded. Now France, England, USA incited local bands on these cities like they did in 2011 when they supplied them with arms and militants, if necessary they use their own forces from the bases in Libya and neighboring countries.
On Saturday October 27 military equipment was transported from Misurata to the city of Zuvara. The aim of the attack are 3 cities in the west of Libya at the border of Tunis, Al ejelat, Al Jmail and Regdalin. The so-called ministry of interior of the occupational regime in Libya sent its militants and armed vehicles. Misurata, Zuvara and probably Zintana militants and mercenaries from Arab countries will take part in the fight. The aim of the attack is to destroy and pillage these cities. Besides Zuvara militants will take control over the border with Tunis in this sector.
Zuvara militants since 2011 have been assaulting farms near these cities, robbing houses and abducting people. Tribes and habitants of these cities organized a defense and control over their territory. Now they want to break them claiming that they are kaddafists. No wonder that patriotism and combat against militants are deemed a crime in the occupied Libya.
Bands which are preparing to take the cities and rob them soon, intend to rape every woman and child in these cities and record it.
This action aims to bring shame on families from these cities. As in Libya rape is deemed to be the worst shame for the family. That what those how made this plan up count on. Families would have to leave the cities they were born in and even resort in suicide. That is the use of sexual violence as against civilian population which the West blamed Libyan army of, and that was and is being committed by the militants the West supports.
Western countries that occupied Libya deliberately provoke intertribal feuds and constant chaos so that tribes could not unite and free Libya.