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Kamis, 20/10/2011 19:08 WIB NTC Klaim Khadafi Tewas Tertembak! Fitraya Ramadhanny - detikNews Sirte - Penangkapan mantan pemimpin Libya, Muammar Khadafi sangat mengejutkan. Tak berhenti di situ, pejabat Dewan Transisi Nasional (NTC) kini mengklaim Khadafi tewas tertembak. "Khadafi meninggal karena luka yang dideritanya dalam penangkapan di dekat Sirte," ujar pejabat militer senior NTC seperti dilansir Reuters, Jumat (20/10/2011). Tidak hanya itu, komandan Brigade 11 Abdul Hakim Al Jalil, mengatakan kepala angkatan bersenjata Khadafi, Abu Bakr Younus Jabr, telah tewas. "Saya lihat dengan mata saya sendiri," kata dia sambil menunjukkan foto tubuh Jabr. Tidak hanya itu, komandan Libya juga mengklaim Jubir Pemerintahan Khadafi, Moussa Ibrahim, ikut ditangkap. Sebelumnya pasukan revolusioner menggempur kota persembunyian Khadafi, Sirte. "Moussa Ibrahim juga tertangkap dan keduanya dibawa ke markas," kata Jalil. Mereka mengumumkan Khadafi telah tertangkap ketika bersembunyi di sebuah lubang persembunyian. Khadafi disebut tertembak di bagian kaki. Namun, pemerintah AS belum mau mengkonfirmasi tertangkap dan tewasnya Khadafi. "Kami belum bisa mengkonfirmasinya," kata Jubir Kemlu AS Beth Gosselin. (fay/irw) Oct. 20, 2011, 7:41 a.m. EDT Moammar Gadhafi captured by NTC fighters: reports LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Moammar Gadhafi, the former embattled leader of Libya, has reportedly been captured by Libyan Republic National Transitional Council fighters following the fall of Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte, according to an unconfirmed media report Thursday by the Aljazeera news agency, which cited Libyan State TV. Separately, Abdel Majid, an NTC official, reportedly told the Reuters news agency that Gadhafi had been wounded in both legs. The exact whereabouts of Gadhafi have been unknown since NTC fighters took control of Tripoli earlier this year. October 20, 2011 Libyan Fighters Say Qaddafi Stronghold Has Fallen By KAREEM FAHIM TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan fighters said on Thursday that they had routed the last remaining forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi from the coastal town of Surt, ending weeks of fierce fighting that had prevented Libya’s interim rulers from declaring the country liberated and starting the transition to an elected government. A military spokesman for the interim government, Abdel Rahman Busin,said “Surt is fully liberated.” Libya’s interim leaders had said they believed that some Qaddafi family members — possibly including Colonel Qaddafi and several of his sons — were hiding in Surt or in Bani Walid, another loyalist bastion that the anti-Qaddafi forces captured several days ago. Al Jazeera, citing Libyan television, said that the Libyan leader had been captured as fighters seized Surt on Thursday. But previous reports of the capture of high-level Qaddafi officials have proven false, and there was no confirmation from the interim government. As rumor of his capture spread in the capital, Tripoli, many celebrated in the streets. Gunfire could still be heard in Surt on Thursday, as former rebel fighters searched houses and chased fleeing loyalist fighters. The anti-Qaddafi fighters killed at least 20 loyalist soldiers trying to escape down the coastal highway, and captured at least 16, The A.P. reported. There was no immediate comment the city’s capture from Mustapha Abdul Jalil, the interim government’s top official. If confirmed, the fall of Surt would allow Mr. Abdul Jalil to declare the country liberated and in control of its borders, and to start a process that would lead to a general election for a national council within eight months. The battle for Surt was supposed to have been a postscript to the Libyan conflict, but for weeks soldiers loyal to Colonel Qaddafi, Libya’s deposed leader, fiercely defended the city, first weathering NATO airstrikes and then repeated assaults by anti-Qaddafi fighters. Former rebel leaders were caught off guard by the depth of the divisions in western Libya, where the colonel’s policy of playing favorites and stoking rivalries has resulted in a series of violent confrontations. Surt emerged as the stage for one of the war’s bloodiest fights, killing and injuring scores on both sides, decimating the city and leading to fears that the weak transitional leaders would not be able to unify the country. The battle turned nearly two weeks ago, after a prolonged stalemate, when the anti-Qaddafi fighters laid siege to an enormous convention center that the pro-Qaddafi troops had used as a base. The interim leaders had claimed that the ongoing fighting had prevented them from focusing on other pressing concerns, including the proliferation of armed militias that answered to no central authority. Jumat, 25/02/2011 17:37 WIB
Inggris Akan Sita Aset Khadafi Senilai Rp 285 Triliun
Rita Uli Hutapea - detikNews

London - Setelah Swiss, pemerintah Inggris juga memerintahkan pembekuan aset-aset pemimpin Libya Muammar Khadafi. Para menteri Inggris telah mengidentifikasi miliaran pounds yang disimpan Khadafi dan rezim Libya di London.

Dana tersebut diperkirakan akan disita dalam beberapa hari. Kementerian Keuangan Inggris telah membentuk unit kerja untuk menelusuri aset-aset Khadafi di Inggris, yang diperkirakan mencakup miliaran dolar dana di rekening-rekening bank, properti bisnis dan sebuah mansion senilai 10 juta pounds di London.

Totalnya, rezim Libya disebut-sebut memiliki sekitar 20 miliar pounds (sekitar Rp 285 triliun) dalam bentuk aset-aset likuid, kebanyakan di London. Aset-aset tersebut akan dibekukan sebagai bagian dari upaya internasional untuk memaksa Khadafi mundur.

"Prioritas utama adalah membawa warga Inggris keluar dari Libya. Namun kami juga siap untuk bergerak atas aset-aset Khadafi, pekerjaan itu tengah berlangsung," demikian sumber pemerintah Inggris seperti dilansir harian Telegraph, Jumat (25/2/2011).

Belum lama ini, sebuah kabel diplomatik yang dirilis WikiLeaks membeberkan jumlah dana rezim Libya yang tersimpan dalam rekening-rekening bank asing, khususnya di London.

Dalam kabel diplomatik itu, Mohamed Layas dari Libyan Investment Authority, yang memiliki kantor-kantor di London, mengatakan pada dubes AS tahun lalu: "Kami memiliki US$ 32 miliar dalam likuiditas."

Gaddafi defies revolt with tanks, planes

8:08am EST

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's Muammar Gaddafi used tanks, helicopters and warplanes to quell a growing revolt, witnesses said on Tuesday, as the veteran leader scoffed at reports he was fleeing after four decades in power.

Warplanes bombed portions of the capital Tripoli on Tuesday in new attacks in the Mediterranean coastal city, and mercenaries fired on civilians, Al Jazeera reported.

In the eastern town of Al Bayda, resident Marai Al Mahry told Reuters by telephone that 26 people including his brother Ahmed had been shot dead overnight by Gaddafi loyalists.

"They shoot you just for walking on the street," he said, sobbing uncontrollably as he appealed for help.

Protesters were being attacked with tanks and warplanes, he said.

"The only thing we can do now is not give up, no surrender, no going back. We will die anyways, whether we like it or not. It is clear that they don't care whether we live or not. This is genocide," said Mahry, 42.

Security forces have cracked down fiercely on demonstrators across the country, with fighting now spreading to Tripoli after erupting in Libya's oil-producing east last week following uprisings that have toppled leaders in Tunisia and Egypt.

Human Rights Watch says at least 233 people have been killed and opposition groups put the figure much higher but independent verification is impossible.

The revolt in OPEC member Libya has driven oil prices sharply higher, with U.S. crude for April delivery rising at one stage to almost $99, around a two-and-a-half-year high.

As the fighting has intensified across the country, cracks appeared among Gaddafi supporters. Some ambassadors resigning and calling for his removal, the justice minister resigned in protest and a group of army officers urged soldiers to "join the people." Two pilots flew their warplanes to nearby Malta.


Gaddafi's son Saif on Sunday vowed his father would keep fighting "until the last man standing" and the Libyan leader appeared on television after days of seclusion to dismiss reports he had fled to Venezuela, ruled by his friend President Hugo Chavez.

"I want to show that I'm in Tripoli and not in Venezuela. Do not believe the channels belonging to stray dogs," said Gaddafi, who has ruled Libya with a mixture of populism and tight control since taking power in a military coup in 1969.

World powers have condemned the use of force against protesters, with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accusing Libya of firing on civilians from warplanes and helicopters.

"This must stop immediately," said Ban, adding he had spoken to Gaddafi and urged him to halt attacks on protesters. The Security Council was to discuss Libya at 1400 GMT, diplomats said.

Arab League ambassadors were to meet in emergency session in Cairo on Tuesday to discuss Libya, and the United States and Europe have demanded a halt to the killing of protesters.

The violence has triggered a revolt by Libya's diplomats, its ambassador to India, Ali al-Essawi, resigning over the crackdown and telling Reuters that African mercenaries had been recruited to help put down protests.

"The fall of Gaddafi is the imperative of the people in streets," he said.

Demonstrations have spread to Tripoli from the second city Benghazi, cradle of the revolt that has engulfed a number of towns and which residents say is now in the hands of protestors.

Residents said anxious shoppers were queuing outside stores to try to stock up on food and drink. Some shops were closed.

In Tripoli, one resident said locals were patrolling their neighborhood at night to protect it from roaming mercenaries, reporting sniper fire and the use of military transport helicopters to ferry security forces about.

"Gaddafi obviously does not have any limits. We knew he was crazy, but it's still a terrible shock to see him turning mercenaries on his own people and just mowing down unarmed demonstrators," one resident told Lisa Goldman, a Canadian-Israeli journalist based in Tel Aviv.

Cairo said Libyan guards had withdrawn from their side of the border. Egypt's new military rulers -- who took power following the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak on February11 -- said the main crossing would be kept open round-the-clock to allow the sick and wounded to enter.


Trade sources reported operations at Libyan oil ports had been disrupted due to the unrest and others said gas supplies from Libya to Italy had slowed since Late Monday [ID:nWEB0662]. An Italian minister said supplies had not yet been interrupted.

Shell said it was pulling out its expatriate staff from Libya temporarily because of the unrest.

The upheavals which deposed the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt have shaken the Arab world and inspired protests across the Middle East and North Africa, threatening the grip of long-entrenched autocratic leaders.

A flamboyant figure with his flowing robes and bevy of female bodyguards, Gaddafi was famously branded a "mad dog" by one U.S. president and has long been accused by the West of links to terrorism and revolutionary movements.

But this changed when Libya renounced its weapons of mass destruction to secure an end to its international isolation and a rapprochement with western governments, keen to tap its oil and gas wealth and lucrative trade and investment deals.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara, Christian Lowe, Tarek Amara, Marie-Louise Gumuchian, Souhail Karam; Brian Love, Daren Butler; Hnery Foy in New Dehli; Writing by Jon Boyle; Editing by Angus MacSwan and Giles Elgood)

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