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Al Qaeda takes possession of emblematic Benghazi Courthouse

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Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the former Justice Minister of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya who became chairman of the National Transitional Council, announced the rebels’ intention to turn Libya into an Islamic state and implement Sharia as the only law.

From the first month of NATO’s bombing campaign in Libya, Voltaire Network highlighted Al Qaeda’s role in the destabilization of the country to justify foreign military intervention.

According to journalist Elhelwa Sheriff, the Al Qaeda flag is currently waving alongside that of the Libyan rebels atop the Benghazi Courthouse. The building is the historic and symbolic epicenter of the Cyrenaica revolt.


- « Once NATO enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan, now NATO allies in Libya », by Webster G. Tarpley, Voltaire Network, 21 may 2011.
- « How Al Qaeda men came to power in Libya », by Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network, 6 september 2011.

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