Gaddafi spotted in Zimbabwe as Libyans pick up the pieces

Rick Moran
The Daily Mail is reporting that opposition groups in Zimbabwe have spotted Libyan dictator Muamar Gaddafi at a compound outside of Harare:

President Mugabe's political opponents claim their spies saw Gaddafi arrive in the country on a Zimbabwe Air Force jet in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

They say the Libyan dictator was taken to a mansion in Harare's Gunninghill suburb, where agents from his all-female bodyguard were apparently seen patrolling the grounds.

'There's no doubt that Gaddafi is here as a 'unique guest' of Mugabe,' a spokesman for Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change told the Sun.

If he has left Libya, Gaddafi could have fled from an airbase in his home town of Sirte, which has been bombarded by Nato warplanes in recent days.

The colonel's bunker in the coastal town was blitzed by cruise missiles fired by British Tornado jets on a long-range sortie last night.

Meanwhile, a grisly discovery of up to 150 rebels massacred outside of Tripoli:

The bodies of up to 150 Libyan civilians were found yesterday near Tripoli after allegedly being massacred by pro-Gaddafi forces.

Journalists said they counted as many as 53 executed bodies in a burnt-out farm warehouse near the Khamis military base where the murders are thought to have taken place last Tuesday and Wednesday.

The bodies of two soldiers were found with their hands tied behind their backs. Locals believe they refused to fire on the people being held inside the warehouse, and were then murdered.

Gaddafi loyalists are not going quietly.

The Red Cross has sprung into action, delivering medicine and food to Tripoli where a humanitarian disaster is occurring. Hundreds were left untreated in a hospital abandoned by health care workers, while there are thousands still untreated for bullet wounds and other war-related wounds. There just aren't enough beds to handle the crush.

Progress is being made in getting frozen funds released but it won't be until mid-week when the UN gets around to authorizing it. And the rebels are moving in on Gaddafi's last redoubt - fortified positions in his hometown of Sirte. NATO planes are flying support missions and it appears to be just a matter of time before Sirte falls.

Whether Gaddafi is there, in Zimbabwe, or somewhere else is unknown.





The Daily Mail is reporting that opposition groups in Zimbabwe have spotted Libyan dictator Muamar Gaddafi at a compound outside of Harare:

President Mugabe's political opponents claim their spies saw Gaddafi arrive in the country on a Zimbabwe Air Force jet in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

They say the Libyan dictator was taken to a mansion in Harare's Gunninghill suburb, where agents from his all-female bodyguard were apparently seen patrolling the grounds.

'There's no doubt that Gaddafi is here as a 'unique guest' of Mugabe,' a spokesman for Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change told the Sun.

If he has left Libya, Gaddafi could have fled from an airbase in his home town of Sirte, which has been bombarded by Nato warplanes in recent days.

The colonel's bunker in the coastal town was blitzed by cruise missiles fired by British Tornado jets on a long-range sortie last night.

Meanwhile, a grisly discovery of up to 150 rebels massacred outside of Tripoli:

The bodies of up to 150 Libyan civilians were found yesterday near Tripoli after allegedly being massacred by pro-Gaddafi forces.

Journalists said they counted as many as 53 executed bodies in a burnt-out farm warehouse near the Khamis military base where the murders are thought to have taken place last Tuesday and Wednesday.

The bodies of two soldiers were found with their hands tied behind their backs. Locals believe they refused to fire on the people being held inside the warehouse, and were then murdered.

Gaddafi loyalists are not going quietly.

The Red Cross has sprung into action, delivering medicine and food to Tripoli where a humanitarian disaster is occurring. Hundreds were left untreated in a hospital abandoned by health care workers, while there are thousands still untreated for bullet wounds and other war-related wounds. There just aren't enough beds to handle the crush.

Progress is being made in getting frozen funds released but it won't be until mid-week when the UN gets around to authorizing it. And the rebels are moving in on Gaddafi's last redoubt - fortified positions in his hometown of Sirte. NATO planes are flying support missions and it appears to be just a matter of time before Sirte falls.

Whether Gaddafi is there, in Zimbabwe, or somewhere else is unknown.