22 September 2012

Best News Out of Libya in a Few Weeks

Protestors have stormed and over-run the Islamist militia HQ in Benghazi for the group suspected of killing the US Ambassador.

The militia suspected of killing the US ambassador to Libya nearly two weeks ago has been driven out of its base in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Police and protesters stormed the HQ of the Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia.

The HQ of the Sahaty Brigade, said to have official backing, was also stormed. At least nine people were killed there, another died elsewhere.

The attack on the US consulate was triggered by an amateur video made in the US which mocks Islam.

Protests against the film have been held across the Muslim world. At least 19 people died in Pakistan on Friday alone, in clashes with police trying to stop protesters attacking US diplomatic buildings.

US citizens have been urged not to travel to Pakistan and the US embassy has paid for adverts on Pakistani TV showing President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemning the film.

By: Brant

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you use Twitter to follow events @jenanmoussa is a Dubai based journalist who seems to be on the ground close to the action in Libya, Egypt, Syria...