Muslim leaders urge for the end of massacre in Libya
|Sunday, February 20,2011 08:12|
Following the bloody crackdown in Libya Muslim leaders have urged the end of what they described as a massacre after Libya forces killed dozens of protesters in the eastern city of Benghazi during a funeral in the latest violence to threaten the Dictator Gaddafi's authority.
The killings followed efforts by the Libyans to mirror uprisings which took place in Egypt and Tunisia toppling both regimes. Reports have stressed that over 80 people have been killed however unofficial sources insist the number may be over 200 deaths and 800 injuries.
Since both foreign journalists and local press have been banned footage of the massacres have been obtained by amateur photographers and witness accounts have been hard to independently verify the situation.There have been reports however that the embattled Libyan tyrant has flown in hundreds of mercenaries from
Embattled Libyan leader Muammar Kadafi has flown in hundreds of mercenaries from sub-Saharan Africa to quash protests threatening his 41-year-old regime Connections to both Mobile phone and Internet service in Libya has been also intermittently cut off.
According to a Benghazi hospital doctor victims had suffered severe wounds from high-velocity rifles and circulated stories suggest one man was hit by an anti-aircraft missile.
A newspaper affiliated with the dictator’s son has claimed that the guards were forced to use bullets offering a different version of the events stressing security forces fired to stop protesters attacking the police headquarters and a military base where weapons were stored.
It added that all government and institutional buildings and a bank have been burned, and rebels have ransacked and destroyed everything.
The violence however has been reported to be largely concentrated around Benghazi where support for Gaddafi traditionally has been weaker than in the rest of the country and there was no clear sign of a nationwide revolt.
A state-controlled newspaper has accused the violence as being part of the dirty plans and the conspiracies designed by America and Zionism and the traitors of the West.