August 2011
Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition);8/8/2011, Vol. 199 Issue 5149, p8
The article reports that Libyan rebels said that the town of Bir al-Ghanam, south of Tripoli, is in their control but Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmoudi said that the rebels had been driven out by the local volunteers and Libyan forces. Colonel Juma Ibrahim, a rebel commander, states that Moammar Gaddafi is a liar since the town is still under their control. It states that Pope Benedict XVI appealed for an end to violence in the Middle East.


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