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    -BBC Arabic: Libyan State TV announces that govt forces have taken full control of the towns of Zawiya & Misutara.

    -BBC Arabic: Libyan State TV announces that govt forces are now heading to Benghazi.

    -Al Arabiya: AFP: Ras Lanuf is in the hands of the revolutionaries. Libyan State TV claimed it fell in the hands of Gaddafi forces.

    -Al Jazeera: Journalist from Tobruk denies claims on Libyan State TV that Tobruk has fallen in Gaddafi forces' hands.

    -Al Arabiya: Journalist from Misurata: Misurata & Zawiya are still in the hands of the revolutionaries "We are used to Gaddafi's lies"

    -Bashir Abudl Gadir, a rebel commander in east Libya, says that his forces had pushed westwards and now controlled the town of al-Nawfaliyah.

    The town of al-Nawfaliyah is west of Bin Jawad, which rebels took on Saturday.

    -Gaddafi dismayed by lack of global support

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    Quote Originally Posted by JERK DISEASE View Post
    I am seriously considering buying things of gas before my big drive home from Georgia to CT in two weeks.

    How does that work exactly, like how do you put it in your car with those things.
    Best to store it on the outside of the veh when travelling - even ventilated petrol will cause you to be light headed if stored in the car - even the boot of the car can allow the gas odur to spread. However when stopped you may want to secure it inside the boot as people would be more then happy to tap your supply - even the keylocked ones would not stop someone prying them open or just cutting their way in at current prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cymelion View Post
    Best to store it on the outside of the veh when travelling - even ventilated petrol will cause you to be light headed if stored in the car - even the boot of the car can allow the gas odur to spread. However when stopped you may want to secure it inside the boot as people would be more then happy to tap your supply - even the keylocked ones would not stop someone prying them open or just cutting their way in at current prices.
    By boot you mean trunk right?
    That's annoying, my car's trunk isn't even full well separated from the main part.
    There's no way I could store it outside, shit would be gone in a second.

    Maybe I should just keep my windows open while driving.
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    -Al Arabiya: Eyewitness: Gaddafi forces using tanks to attack Misurata (211km/131miles east of Tripoli)

    -Al Arabiya: Protesters say they shot down a plane in eastern Libya. Al Jazeera: Revolutionaries say they shot down helicopter in the east.

    -AJE: The British Defence Minister has admitted there is a small diplomatic team in Libya, after four UK citizens were captured in Benghazi.

    Liam Fox would only confirm the UK has a small diplomatic team in the rebel-held town of Benghazi.

    -Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught, reporting from Tripoli said that at the moment there is victory celebration going on, "but before dawn it was something different".

    "One possible scenario is that internally in Tripoli there was a big crackdown and they have covered the story of that by talking about this celebratory shooting. This is the collective hunch of the journalists here."

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    -Khaled, a resident of Bin Jawad, tells Al Jazeera that rebels are back in control of the town.

    -Residents in Az Zawiyah say that city is under heavy artillery attacks from West and tanks trying to enter city.

    -Libyan state TV announces wide-ranging tax cuts.
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    The general public committee has decided to reduce customs on basic commodities to zero per cent and to reduce customs on all other commodities to only five per cent. It also decided to remove all consumption and production taxes. The new changes were made on the occasion of the victory of our great people over the terrorist gangs.
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    -AJE: Battle for Az Zawiyah: City under renewed shelling, airstrikes, tanks moving in.

    -AJE: Anti-Gaddafi forces lay siege to tanks in central Az Zawiyah.

    -Aljazeera correspondent say that anti-Gaddafi fighters shot down two Libyan air force jets between Bin Jawad and Ras Lanuf, and that two pilots - both reportedly Syrians - have been arrested.

    -Aljazeera: The city of Misurata, 200km east of Tripoli, has also been attacked - from three directions.

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    #egypt

    if wikileaks try to combine this... they'll have a tough job on hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fire-Fist View Post
    #egypt

    if wikileaks try to combine this... they'll have a tough job on hand

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    BRING IT!
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    -Al Jazeera: Reuters: Libyan revolutionaries take full control of town of Misurata.

    -Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte is the next target for the armed anti-Gaddafi opposition, says Abdul Jalil, newly appointed head of the "Libyan National Transitional Council".

    This is an attempt to "break the ring that blocks the path" to Libyan capital Tripoli, he says.

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    It's amazing that the revolutionaries keep repelling and winning these fights when apparently they're filled with cheeky 20 somethings whove never fired a weapon like us.

    The army must be the one uncharacteristically sucking here.
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    Yeah, Gaddafi made sure to weaken the army and only focused on his personal battalions which were, probably, only meant to protect him and his family. He even named some of them after his sons.

    -Al Jazeera: Medical source: 19 deaths in clashes between revolutionaries & Gaddafi forces in Misurata.

    -Al Jazeera's Hoda Hamid reports: The eight members of a British mission earlier reported 'captured' in Benghazi have boarded the HMS Cumberland and have left the country
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    She saw them board the boat, and believes they are headed toward Malta. The ship's destination cannot be confirmed.

    She also said she was shown an official letter explaining seven of them were providing the security detail for the eighth, a diplomat, who was attempting to get in contact with opposition forces.

    Members of the opposition have said the eight were released, as anti-Gaddafi groups were also attempting to make contact with international diplomats.

    On the surface, it's seen to be a bit of an embarassing misunderstanding for all sides involved. What more there is to be uncovered remains to be seen.

    Opposition officials said the man carried advanced computer equipment with them, which they will display "in the near future".
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    She reports they were found outside the town of Suluq, about 50km south of Benghazi - and at least 200km from any oil installations. they were brought back to Benghazi, handed over to the National Council and rebel commanders.

    One carried a diplomatic passport, while the other seven did not, confirm sources within the new "Libyan Transitional National Council".

    Hoda reports the British said they had entered via the Egyptian passport - but none had recent Egyptian entry or exit stamps in their passports.

    Instead, Hoda's sources tell her, anti-Gaddafi fighters near Suluq saw a helicopter landing close to them early on Friday, investigated, came across the eight - and picked them up.

    While claims of being on a diplomatic mission remain credible, she says, members of the National Council are asking: "Why didn't they just establish direct contact with us?"

    While the troops remained tight-lipped when she saw them, Benghazi dock workers told her the first port of call for the HMS Cumberland - which has been evacuating British nationals from Benghazi over the past weeks - would be Malta.

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    These are good news so far.

    And yeah Gaddafi did the one thing a military dictatorship should never do. Screw over the military.

    I mean, did imperial Rome teach you nothing ?

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    -AJE: Reports from Misurata say that 16 Gaddafi soldiers were killed. Four 4x4 vehicles with mounted rifles were reportedly captured, and one tank destroyed.

    -Aljazeera: Two dead and 30 injured in "hit and run" battles in Bin Jawad - between Ras Lanuf and Sirte - during the day.

    -AJE: The Libyan Transitional National Council expects soon to be formally recognised by some countries.

    They added: A military force would make its way to the strategic Mediterranean coast city of Sirte, held by some 4,000 Gaddafi loyalists, before heading on to the capital Tripoli.

    -The "Libyan National Transitional Council", based in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, say Gaddafi's troops have been pushed out of Az Zawiyah and Misurata cities

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    There have been constant death reports for the protesters for a while. I wonder what the casualties are up to now. Last I heard quite a while ago was around 2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JERK DISEASE View Post
    It's amazing that the revolutionaries keep repelling and winning these fights when apparently they're filled with cheeky 20 somethings whove never fired a weapon like us.

    The army must be the one uncharacteristically sucking here.
    Well, Gaddafi's people shot twenty or so officers the other day when they refused to fire on unarmed protestors. Killing a bunch of officers like that is a major blow to a conscript army; not only because the conscripts under their command no longer have anybody tell them what to do, but the guy was shot by the people in charge because he did something that the conscripts probably agree with to some extent. So it's not only a breakdown in the command structure in that region, it's also a direct assault on what they have been taught about the Libyan government.
    Complicating things since 2009.

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    -The Telegraph: Libya: inside the SAS operation that went wrong. Link

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    Quote Originally Posted by JERK DISEASE View Post
    By boot you mean trunk right?
    That's annoying, my car's trunk isn't even full well separated from the main part.
    There's no way I could store it outside, shit would be gone in a second.

    Maybe I should just keep my windows open while driving.
    Can't really recomend that - petrol fumes are pretty dangerous - see anything on petrol sniffing. Even well ventilated it will cause nausea and loss of concintration because the veh is moving you get air circulation within the car that makes the odur spread to you and anyone else sharing the veh - Roofrack securered Jerry Cans would be my recomendation - with them securered inside the car when you are stopped but that becomes problematic. Apparently they may be tapping into your federal reserve of oil to combat the price rise though.

    Although if Saudi starts having instability who knows what will happen to prices then ...

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    On topic those shreded documents look pretty painful - I doubt they had time to mix them up - but with the fires in the party offices I am positive anything useful may have been already lost - this stuff while important may not be earthshattering - but unfortunately it wont be known till many weeks and months after reconstruction.

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    -Witnesses from Az Zintan (160 KM southwest of Tripoli): Opposition forces attacked pro-Gaddafi forces yesterday and arrested 10 of them including the leader of the pro Gaddafi brigade who is a colonel.

    -Aljazeera: Under unprecedented fire from tanks, artillery, military jets, and helicopter, opposition forces had to withdraw from Bin Jawad.

    Reports from Bin Jawad say pro-Gaddafi forces were hiding inside residential homes and attacking opposition forces as well as civilians from there.

    -Gaddafi to France 24: Libya is an important partner for the West in containing al Qaeda and illegal migrants. Link

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    -Aljazeera: Under unprecedented fire from tanks, artillery, military jets, and helicopter, opposition forces had to withdraw from Bin Jawad.
    I realy hope they manage to get back there as soon as possible, Gaddafi can't start recovering ground, if he does, everyone in the oposition leadership would end up getting shot most probably.

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    Well, Bin Jawad is probably the last city before Sirte, so Gaddafi will try to slow them down as much as possible.


    -Abdel Basset Abu Zouriq, a spokesperson of the opposition: "Pro-Gaddafi forces are still somewhere outside the city (Misurata), regrouping for future attacks."

    He said that the city was anti-Gaddafi in general and so government forces could only attack the city or invade it for few hours and then withdraw.

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