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Op-Ed: Libya National Guards formed from western armed factions

Tripoli - A number of different armed groups mainly from Misrata have announced the formation of the Libyan National Guards (LNG). Reports claim that dozens of Misratan vehicles entered the capital Tripoli overnight.

Op-Ed: Libyan troops moving toward Sirte to attack Islamic State

Surt - The Libya Herald reports that two groups from the Libyan National Army (LNA) are moving towards the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Sirte from both the southwest and the east.

Gaddafi's body remains unburied

The corpse of Col. Gaddafi is still attracting viewers who flock to the cold store where it is unceremoniously displayed on the floor. Espousing Islamic tradition, the new leaders of Libya remain uncertain what to do with the unburied body.

Libya's NTC claim Saif al-Islam Gaddafi captured alive, uninjured

Officials from Libya's National Transitional Council have stated that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was captured near Bani Waldi on Saturday night, alive and uninjured. However Saif also appeared on Syrian TV on Saturday night, saying he would continue fighting.

Overnight autopsy carried out on Gaddafi's body

Libyan forensic doctors worked overnight to conduct an autopsy on the executed body of Col. Gaddafi. Despite earlier claims that no autopsy would be conducted the decision was overridden as the NTC decided an investigation would be carried out.

Tawergha refugees fear slaughter in Sirte

Amidst those trapped in the besieged city of Sirte are 5,000 refugees who fled from Tawergah, where they claim they faced ethnic cleansing. The black African Libyan's of Tawergah are fearful of reprisals if caught by the NTC troops.

UN human rights team concerned over arrests of Africans in Libya

The United Nations human rights team made an announcement from Geneva today expressing concern over alleged mass arrests of black Africans within Libya.
 

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