Posts Tagged ‘compound’

Syria: Suicide vehicle bomb hits military compound

May 19th, 2012 Comments off

In this citizen journalism image provided by Sham News Network SNN, an anti-Syrian regime protester, holds up a Cross and Crescent painted with colors of the Syrian revolution flag during a demonstration against Syrian President Bashar Assad, at the Damascus suburb of Yabroud, Syria, Friday, May 18, 2012. Syrian security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands rallying Friday in Aleppo in what activists said was the largest protest yet in a city that has largely remained loyal to President Bashar Assad during the country's 15-month uprising. (AP Photo/Sham News Network, SNN)THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS HANDOUT PHOTOA suicide vehicle bomb tore through the parking lot of a military compound in an eastern Syrian city on Saturday, killing nine people in the latest in a series of blasts in recent months targeting security installations, the country’s state media reported.

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Three blasts rock Syria, dozens killed

May 1st, 2012 Comments off

DAMASCUS – Dozens of people were killed and many more injured in three bombings, one near a military compound in the north-western Syrian city of Idlib Monday, according to media reports and activists
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Hamas lawmakers arrested at Red Cross in Jerusalem (AP)

January 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Palestinian women and a Legislative Council officials participate in a protest in solidarity with Palestinian parliamentary speaker and Hamas member Abdel Aziz Duaik, in the West Bank city of Ramallah Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Duaik has been arrested by Israeli soldiers on Jan. 19, 2012.(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)AP – Two lawmakers from the militant Palestinian party Hamas were arrested after hiding for over a year inside a Red Cross compound in Jerusalem, an Israeli police spokesman said Monday.

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UK warns Iran over embassy attack

November 30th, 2011 Comments off

UK Prime Minister David Cameron warns Iran of “serious consequences” after protesters stormed the British embassy and a UK compound in Tehran.
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Iran protesters storm UK embassy

November 29th, 2011 Comments off

Protesters in Iran’s capital, Tehran, enter the UK embassy compound during an anti-British demonstration, smashing windows and burning the British flag.
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Defiant Gaddafi ‘vows to fight’

August 24th, 2011 Comments off

Col Gaddafi vows “martyrdom or victory”, reports say, after scenes of celebration following Libyan rebels’ seizure of his Tripoli compound.
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Qaddafi’s Complex Falls to Revolutionaries

August 23rd, 2011 Comments off

Libyan revolutionaries have captured the Bab al-Aziziya compound of deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi. CNN’s Sara Sidner reported it live and on site (video here). The revolutionaries delieriously fired their weapons in the air in a crescendo of celebratory fire.

The compound was one of a handful of pockets of resistance remaining in the capital where Qaddafi loyalists held out. Another is out at the Mitiga air force base and airport in the east.

It is not clear if Qaddafi and other members of his family were in the compound. It is alleged to be honeycombed with underground tunnels and there is a four-story underground bunker. If they were there, they escaped.

The revolutionaries at one point said they had three Qaddafi sons in custody, but at least two, Muhammad and Saif al-Islam, escaped. Apparently the naive revolutionaries put them under house arrest, but their houses had escape tunnels.

Saif did an impromptu interview with Matthew Chance of CNN and another later with Aljazeera. In the Aljazeera one he announced victory over what he characterized as the thugs brought in by sea by NATO transport planes. Then he said f**k the International Criminal Court and walked off into the night. Saif al-Islam Qaddafi was said to be the real ruler of Libya in recent years, but is also said to be flaky and unable to make decisions or keep promises. From what we saw on screen, he suffers from something of the same mental problems as his father– paranoia, denial of reality, aggressiveness. Falling Dictator Syndrome.

If you had been the ruler of Libya and been given the great boon of an escape, if you were wise you would go underground and keep your enemy guessing. Coming on television is suicide by narcissism. It relieves me that the Qaddafis are somewhat unlikely to be capable of fighting any sort of rear guard battle. Out of power, their daffiness should become apparent to everyone.

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Rebels overrun Gaddafi’s compound

August 23rd, 2011 Comments off

Libyan rebels overrun Col Gaddafi’s Tripoli compound, tearing down statues and firing guns into the air in celebration.
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Rebels now fighting Libyan forces outside Gaddafi compound

August 22nd, 2011 Comments off

Tripoli has fallen to rebel fighters; the Libyan opposition force to the rule of Moammar Gaddafi on Monday took control of most of the capital, including Green Square.
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Battle rages at Gaddafi compound

August 22nd, 2011 Comments off

Heavy fighting is reported around Libyan leader Col Gaddafi’s compound as rebels say government forces still control up to a fifth of Tripoli.
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