Libya: Report on the Battle for Az Zawiyah

A reporter for Sky News went into the thick of it in Az Zawiyah. I have never seen a reporter more unconcerned for safety and the reporter is a woman, the fairer sex…

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If Alex Crawford survives events, someone should give her a medal. She goes everywhere: peaceful protestors marching and fired upon by Gaddafi’s elite forces, riding in an ambulance with one of the wounded to check out a hospital’s trauma rooms, riding around town in a thin-skinned vehicle as Gaddafi attacks in force, and being close enough to the paths of bullets to hear the “buzz”. She does all this without a quiver in her voice. Most people would wet themselves.

The army of Gaddafi seems unable to make a dent in the city. The army is too small and the defenders too dedicated. The defenders gather equipment and ammunition from the attacking forces. They have had a few soldiers defect to their side as well. Don’t believe Gaddafi’s stories that he has control of Az Zawiyah.

Thanks to Alex Crawford, we know what is happening.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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