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Libyan settling of scores

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• On 29 April 2012, the lifeless body of Shukri Ghanem, former oil minister of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, was found floating in the Danube.

In May 2011 Ghanem had betrayed his country by joining NATO. Since then, he’d led a comfortable life in Vienna and London under protection of the Atlantic Alliance, despite the international arrest warrant launched against him by the New Libya.

With no trace of violence on the body, the Austrian police concluded that the "bather" died of natural causes.

• On 2 May 2012, General Albarrani Shkal, former military governor of Tripoli, was murdered in Libya.

Mr. Shkall had been secretly recruited by NATO in May 2011. Remained at his post, he had demobilized the 3,800 men of his guard and opened the gates of the capital to foreign troops during Operation Siren, 20 August 2011, delivering Tripoli to the Atlantic Alliance.

The execution of General Shkal was claimed by the Green Resistance. However, it may have been commissioned by his successor, Aldelhakim Belhaj, with whom he was at loggerheads.

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