Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gaddafi: We give our lives to defeat NATO

Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi (file photo)

Source: Press TV

Libyan defiant ruler Muammar Gaddafi has said he is prepared to “sacrifice” in order to defeat the NATO as well as the revolutionary forces trying to topple his regime.

"We are not afraid. We will defeat them," Gaddafi said in an audio message to his loyalists in the town of Zaltan near the Tunisian border, AFP reported on Wednesday.

“We will pay the price with our lives, our women and our children. We are ready to sacrifice (ourselves) to defeat the enemy," the embattled added.

The strongman also asked his supporters to attack the Nafusa mountainous region which is under control of revolutionary forces and demanded that the opposition forces surrender.

Gaddafi made the remarks while the revolutionary forces say they are bracing for a major assault on the strategic town of Ghezaia near the city of Nalut.

At least 20 heavily armed trucks were seen moving towards Nalut near the Tunisian border. About 30 other trucks were congregating further east to join the attack, reports said.

Meanwhile, lack of fuel and cash is making life more difficult in Gaddafi's stronghold of Tripoli.

"What we have seen in Tripoli is the lack of fuel and the lack of cashflow are having a serious impact," said Laurence Hart, humanitarian coordinator for the United Nations.

Hart, who was on a one-week visit of Tripoli, said people rush to banks to withdraw their savings but face withdrawal limitation of around $175 per week per account holder.

Contrary to report of shortage of fuel, British military chiefs say “there is no prospect of Gaddafi running out of oil for military purposes any time soon.”

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