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Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Tripoli Massacres: The Yarmouk Mosque Dump

22 Black Men, Found Near the Yarmouk Base
December 11, 2011

last edits Jan. 8

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Bodies Found on a Dirt Road
I was started on this by a not-so-new video which I haven't seen yet. Peet73 tipped me off to this amateur, sideways-filmed video of several bodies found in late August in Tripoli/al-Furjan, apparently executed and scattered along a small stretch of road. At least many of them are not bound (now), but they were clearly taken there and killed. They appear to be exclusively black men.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBLGYUz6QiA
جثت أمام معسكر 32 خلة الفرجان 27-8-2011 [auto-translate: "Knelt in front of Camp 32 trait Furjan"]
Uploaded by 17022011libya on Aug 29, 2011
I'm pretty sure this is the one I downloaded, original sideways format, encoded UTC Aug 28 16:12:16. There are other versions that fix the rotation (like this). The light angle seems about right for thattime of day, so I'm considering this the time of filming. 4pm on August 28.

The Yarmouk base and its attached shed massacre was in a neighborhood called by some Khalet al-Ferjan (Furjan), among other names. By virtue of the base, some call it the Yarmouk neighborhood, as I will here, to emphasize the connection to the shed massacre I suspect but can't prove. The Yarmouk military base was a headquarters of the 32nd battallion, Khamis Katiba (see here for precise location). As Peet73 confirms in a comment below, it's all the same district.

Though they've been around for the same time, these victims don't seem to be mentioned, usually, among the earlier reports from the base discussing bodies in and around the massacre shed. The one exception that I've run across is from CNN, August 29:
Rebels advancing on Tripoli discovered the bodies charred beyond recognition in a warehouse next to the military base. In addition, a resident who lives nearby told CNN that at least 22 bodies were found in a ditch near the base, but it was not clear whether those remains were connected to the killings at the warehouse.

CNN cannot independently verify the claims.
I saw twelve on first count, but now I see at least 13, probably 14, and perhaps as many as 16 bodies are there, depending on what's under certain things (a blanket, a plastic sheet, etc.). I trust the count of 22 in this "ditch" or dirt road, so the others must be off-frame somewhere, or perhaps already hauled off for burial. I was helped by the camera pans from two different positions, which I compiled into two single panoramic images. One view is here split into two, and the other fits into one image, with an odd section - a head area - enhanced. No verdict what that shows. Another upsetting body, left of center, top image, seems to both naked and smaller than average, again dark skinned.


In at least a few cases, blood-soaked dirt around the heads indicate on-site execution of living captives, by gunshot. They aren't bound, but might have been until just before killing. Only a close-up exam of their wrists could say.

Locale: A Mosque!
It took a little while and some outside thoughts before I found a firm location for the bodies in the "ditch" - a dry river-bed, forever dead, turned into a less-traveled road. It's further from the base than I expected, but reasonable for lazy rebel body-stashers. It's situated clear across the base from the shed,  across the highway, down one road and another to the left, 500 meters east of the eagle gate. It's a semi-remote area, like the Qawalish tree farm, or the nearby water basin, where bodies the rebels don't take the media to get discovered anyways. It's clearly not logical to claim these 22 black men escaped from the shed and ran that far before being found and executed by Gaddafi's wicked shock troops.

An optional graphic shows why I decided this is the spot - eight details besides the road and wall that line up. The clearest clue is the mosque inside the wall. The door lines up with a building attached to the wall, and there's a glimpse of the minaret's lower portion (middle of the images), between the door and the overhanging tree. The cameraposition is from under or just southwest of the big tree (marked orange there). Another graphic I'll share here shows where the 13 bodies I can see were on that road, and the area relative to the base.
Being behind a mosque could be a clue or a coincidence. The rebels have used mosques as bases for their militant activities in the past, and it's possible they took captives there, killed them inside the yard or outbuilding attached to the wall, then just dragged them out the door into the road. It's probably a bit more likely they just drove them over from the base, down this nearby road, and off the first left after that, somewhere semi-remote yet not too far.

A Swap-Out?
The given number of victims here is noteworthy in being pretty close to the number of alleged witnesses who escaped. I've found video or text accounts directly from at least 15 and perhaps 19 survivors (four possibles speak in Arabic), and Amnesty International "were still investigating the case but had only managed to locate 23 survivors." [source] If the witnesses had said there were about 175 victims to start with (as only Mounir Own did), it would have made more sense. Instead, most cite 153 or something close to start with, with 20-30 escaping, about 20 surviving to speak, and "more than 150" bodies removed anyway.

Was the original plan to dump these 22 elsewhere to make room for their survivors? The 100% race exchange rate is notewoerthy if so - apparently 100% black corpses traded in for 100% living Arab miracles, ripe to inspire the new nation with their tale of escape.


Updates, January 5, 2012:
New York Times, Robert F. Worth visited the Yarmouk base and shed massacre scene on August 27 and reported back, in small part:
Two blocks away, the badly decomposed bodies of at least 15 other men were found rotting in a wooded gully. One of the men had his hands tied behind his back with plastic flex cuffs, and a rebel commando said seven other bodies had already been carted away.
15 + 7 = 22. That's pretty good confirmation. Two blocks, depending what makes a block, but this is confirmation of the proximity and likely connection

Richard Spencer, Telegraph, Aug. 28:
Over the last months, right up until last week, people from across Libya have disappeared into their clutches.

Other, lesser units might release their prisoners as they faced defeat, but not the 32 Brigade, the nation's most feared militia, loyal to Khamis Gaddafi.

Some 18 were taken a couple of hundred yards down a dried river bed opposite the Brigade's grey-walled Headquarters on the southern outskirts of Tripoli.

There, on Saturday night [the 27th], The Daily Telegraph found their decomposing corpses. Several still had their hands tied behind their backs.

Blackened by the summer heat [sic], and maggot-infested, a team of silent volunteers rolled them into yellow plastic body-bags with as much dignity as they could muster. Alerted by Tripoli's grapevine, relatives showed up, somehow able to recognise the missing.
One the bolded: No, it's pigmentation. The sun set the color into living ancestors of the victims, long, long ago. By this, four bodies werealready removed, or their count was just less than thorough. One of theseblack men was identified as the brother of a man who I would guess was not black.
Mohammed Aweidat owned a nearby water bottling factory, his brother, Nasser, said, holding out his hands in puzzlement and shock over the body. He disappeared just last Wednesday when he drove from across Tripoli at the request of a hospital which was running low on supplies [Perhaps Abu Salim, suffering an even worse shortage of non-executed people].

This act of generosity turned out to be a fatal error.
"I have been looking for him for three days," Mr Aweidat, a doctor, said. "I asked everywhere. I found him here." The family believe he was killed for his car, perhaps as a means of escape.

There is also another video, from August 26 by its description. It's in lower resolution but more expansive, continuing down that dirt track, apparently filming more bodies than the 13 seen before. It also pans in more on the blood and gore along the way, although the imagery isn't clear enough to add very much. The non-raw status of this video (Media Info says encoded Sept. 5, two days before its posting) makes me hope there's an original around with better resolution and a raw record time.
قتلى بالوادي بخلة الفرجان طرابلس
[Google translated:Death valley Bkhalh Furjan Tripoli]
Uploaded by khaledshaibi on Sep 7, 2011
Description: قتلى بالوادي بخلة الفرجان طرابلس يوم 26 رمضان 1432هجري الموالفق 26 اغسطس 2011ميلادي
[Death valley Bkhalh Furjan Tripoli on 26 Ramadan 1432 AH Almulfug August 26, 2011 AD]

I haven't done any real analysis yet, or even a body count (more like 22 or 15?). It stays panned in tight, so it's hard to follow. Around 1:55 is a scene I can't decipher. Another black man, unseen before, camo shirt, has something wrong with his head and it's hard to say just what, even though it fills the screen. It's pretty well burnt, perhaps in two pieces...

Manaar.com (Google translated from Arabic)
Local residents said that the areas surrounding the camp Thurs were known as places of execution and murder.

They added, "we are told that human remains were found in different places and removed from there to bury it."

When we visited the place referred to by locals behind a mosque there, we saw the burn marks on the soft ground where the bodies were set on fire.
Then I found a couple of useful photos by Ron Haviv/VII Images.
The dump zone empty of bodies, blackened burn marks only remaining. As shown here, this is a valuable view, clarifying what the video shows, regarding the surroundings anyway. The remaining 15 bodies were burnt, to some extent anyway, before removal. The rebels were by all account fully in charge of this area at the time. Were they then lumped in with the charred bodies from the shed when they were removed on the 28th? 

"Description: A ravine where corpses were dumped during heavy fighting between rebel fighters and forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi is seen in Tripoli, Libya, Aug. 28, 2011."

And then an artsy black-and-white close-up of one of the burn spots. 

"Description: Charred ground marks an area where bodies had been dumped at the site of an alleged massacre in Tripoli, Libya, Aug. 28, 2011. At least 55 men were summarily shot and then burned by loyalist forces in a warehouse near the Khamis Brigade compound."

41 comments:

  1. The mentioned comment with some more information about the al-Furjan district is here.

    The new recent comment widget is excellent. That was a great idea, Petri:)

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  2. It is possible the bodies were moved here from the shed. Seems like a natural dump site, the wall and the trees give cover.

    There is however another possibility. It is reasonable to believe the perpetrators were Islamists. What better place for their headquarters than the local mosque. It is possible that the captives were brought to the mosque and interrogated, as we first saw at the Grand Mosque in Shahet on February 20th. The executions could have been carried out in the backyard. The bodies would simply have been dumped through the door in the wall to the other side.

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  3. That comment wasn't really below, was it. But now a link to it is, so all's good.Nimble work, Peet!

    Petri: Not necessarily from the shed, but the base. I suspect other than the eight, who were maybe camping there to avoid bombs in the base, the flesh piled and burnt there was already dead.

    Your idea about the mosque is plenty good. Since it's both a backyard and a road, they could be killed in the mosque/rebel base (set up in advance with internal supporters), or just driven there.

    And it's quite possible they were driven from elsewhere, but I do suspect the base.

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  4. This video from Al Manara, لسيد صبري الطبال احد الناجين من محرقة معسكر اليرموك يوجه نداء بخصوص الاهتما بأسر الشهداء
    is entitled Mr Sabri Tabbal (translates as Drummer) is described as one of the survivors of the Yarmouk holocaust camp, making an appeal for families of martyrs...(???) (uploaded 30 September 2011)

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  5. Adam, not sure if you have seen this video of the river bed bodies - not many views so far. Uploaded by khaledshaibi - entitled Death Valley, 26 August .قتلى بالوادي بخلة الفرجان طرابلس, uploaded 7 September.

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  6. I did recently, and got giddy, just waiting to post an update, or even a comment I guess, maybe after I've analyzed it better. It goes farther back and shows more victims than the original 13, doesn't it? Half-missing, charred head at 1:58?

    The non-raw status of this video (media info says encoded Sept. 5) makes me hope there's an original around with better resolution and a raw record time. If you could find that, that would be new. It could be an amazing video if it wasn't four pixels wide.

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  7. While I have this issue open, I'll go ahead and add the other find I waiting to add. In an Arabic-language search (never fun), I stumbled across this:

    Local residents said that the areas surrounding the camp Thurs were known as places of execution and murder.

    They added, "we are told that human remains were found in different places and removed from there to bury it."

    Set on fire

    When we visited the place referred to by locals behind a mosque there, we saw the burn marks on the soft ground where the bodies were set on fire.


    No serious burning, but I think I can see some signs of attempts, aside from the new charred gray half-head.

    Incidentally, I just learned that Khamis translates to Thursday, so cometh the "thurs" references. "Khamis camp."

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  8. It may be, that in Libya “marked as non-Muslim for burial purposes” simply means marked for incineration on the spot.

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  9. The Ron Haviv photos are critical as they give the first concrete proof of rebels burning bodies. There may be reasons of hygiene for burning bodies. In this case I believe the aim was to prevent identification.

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  10. Map of Wadi al Furjan, Libya on Google Map

    http://www.hobohideout.com/mp_libya_wadi-al-furjan_map.php

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  11. In Khalet el-Furjani, a neighborhood of about 4,000 people, the undisputed boss is now Hussein Furjani, who temporarily traded his white preacher’s robe for military fatigues after rebel fighters rolled into Tripoli on Aug. 21.
    Furjani heads the local military committee and operates from his mosque. On Tuesday, he gave orders from an office chair in the mosque courtyard, sporting dark shades and a turban, while cradling a Belgian assault rifle and a walkie-talkie.

    http://lubbockonline.com/world/2011-09-07/ex-libya-rebels-search-homes-gadhafi-loyalists#.TweOuNVcP2s

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  12. http://nimg.sulekha.com/others/thumbnailfull/mideast-libya-hunting-loyalists-2011-9-6-13-22-31.jpg

    http://newshopper.sulekha.com/mideast-libya-hunting-loyalists_photo_1968385.htm
    http://newshopper.sulekha.com/sheikh-hussein-furjani_photo_1968872.htm

    http://newshopper.sulekha.com/mideast-libya-hunting-loyalists_photo_1968415.htm

    http://nimg.sulekha.com/others/original700/mideast-libya-hunting-loyalists-2011-9-6-15-0-0.jpg

    http://nimg.sulekha.com/others/original700/mideast-libya-hunting-loyalists-2011-9-6-13-40-0.jpg

    http://newshopper.sulekha.com/mideast-libya-hunting-loyalists_photo_1968520.htm

    http://nimg.sulekha.com/others/thumbnailfull/mideast-libya-hunting-loyalists-2011-9-6-15-1-6.jpg

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  13. http://geographic.org/geographic_names//name.php?uni=-4468416&fid=3747&c=libya


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvB105RgRUg&feature=endscreen&NR=1
    bombing al furjan 16 jun

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  14. Interesting video hurriya. (the map link is somewhere else)
    A better link to the Sheikh in Khilet Al Furjan is here
    Check also the photos in this Eccleza blog post, Mosque preacher leads looting of civilian houses in Tripoli

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  15. @ felix : not the right map ?But I stay think the dry river bed is named wadi al-furjan .Am I stupid now? anyway no cardreader.


    Furjan is the tribe of whom many live in sirte.

    Hifter is also a furjan , but as you know the opposite.



    Haftar comes from the al-Furjan tribe, one of the biggest in Libya, with a strong presence in Sirte. He fought for leadership of the rebel army, but was initially sidelined by the late general Abdel Fattah Younes.

    http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/struggle-control-libya%E2%80%99s-military-future

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    1. There never been the biggest, and this killer Hafner is just a stupid murder excute what his masters ask him to do. The topic talking about crimes was mad by a lot of the Gaddafi slaves who killed people and burn them in this worest kind of crimes by stupid people most of them were fromade those tribes you proud of.

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  16. don't want open my links now , but maybe the first link referred to qabilat al furjan in the mountains, then the second I posted on 8.33 is in Tripoli, I hope

    They refer to the colonel many times as furjan :
    http://wn.com/Response_to_the_tyrant_of_the_tribe_of_Al_Furjan_3-6-2011_Free_Libya!_Search_arrdvarks1

    will you put your eye on this tube : the man being embraced puzzles me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aX0WC78QmA&feature=related
    look @ 4.30 and @6.07

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  17. @Petri : did you see this photo
    http://benlowy.com/#/recent-work/libya--the-fall-of-tripoli/Libya_Tripoli_0027

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  18. think about how the mosques were used :
    as shelter and in ramadan place were you get free food .
    Before the war it was many time used as place for groups with secret planning , tripolitanians and amazigh and in the war also as shooting place
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/27/world/africa/27imam.html?pagewanted=all

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  19. Like the mosque in Zawiyah.
    Some photos in above link from the NYT link hurriya: e.g. No 6 showing a
    pair of decomposing men, one in vest, at bottom of a staircase by Tyler Hicks

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  20. A more direct link. Internal Security building, Ghargour. HRW has a similar photo. Thanks for the first alternate I'm aware of.

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  21. TeleSur has a short video Libia: encuentran cadáveres abandonados en un camino about (the) 17 bodies dumped in the dry river bed. There is footage of approaching the dump from the north from 0.28, but nothing significant,filming stops on reaching the bodies. However, the video does show a deep bomb crater within the Khamis compound at 0.14. (upload 29 August)

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  22. ROTTING IN A WOODED GULLY.. One of the men had his hands tied behind his back with plastic flex cuffs, and a rebel commando said seven other bodies had already been carted away.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/world/africa/28libya.html?pagewanted=all


    http://i42.tinypic.com/o0b5v7.jpg
    WADI AL FURJAN
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHgXntol98E
    wadi al furjan @1.23


    @felix, there was a vid, 2 journo's : man with glasses,blond & woman journo sitting next to him on the back of a small van. 26 aug I believe. In this vid you see the man journo open a door in street with houses going inside wadi al furjan @ 1.14 , clearly see the houses.Little bit same as vid here above : wadi al furjan 1.23.
    Do you know the link?
    Did you notice BBC closed most of the vids with some proof inside?


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Vsjq_ZdMbU&feature=related
    wall shed? 0.15
    http://i42.tinypic.com/10fpcae.jpg

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  23. @ caustic "A more direct link. Internal Security building, Ghargour"

    If the buried people happen to be Khadafi soldiers/loyalists instead of rebels there might be something heavily leaking in this case

    Same as in :

    Mitiga hospital/ 17 bodies
    , a British medical worker said a hospital had received the bodies of 17 civilians believed to have been executed in recent days by government forces.
    "These guys were rounded up 10 days ago. They were found in Bab al-Aziziya when the guys (rebel fighters) went in. These guys were shot in an execution there," she said.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/25/us-libya-killings-idUSTRE77O3W020110825

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  24. continue mitiga hospital :

    Friday 26 August 2011 in the Bab al-Aziziya compound

    And the discovery of a grim pile of corpses of executed men in the Bab al-Aziziya compound that had once been Colonel Gaddafi's citadel offered grim evidence of retribution being exacted in the bloody civil war. A dozen bodies were seen by The Independent lying inside the complex with their hands tied behind their backs.
    "Mercenaries, mercenaries," shouted a group of shabab (youths), as armed volunteers pointed at the dead men. The opposition had accused Colonel Gaddafi of hiring gunmen from sub-Saharan Africa during the conflict and many of those captured had been killed.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/bodies-pile-up-as-search-for-gaddafi-intensifies-2344148.html?action=Gallery

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  25. Más de 17 cuerpos fueron localizados en un camino, este fin de semana. Vecinos dicen que eran residentes sin ninguna afinidad por un bando político. En Trípoli la gente busca a sus familiares desaparecidos durante el conflicto. teleSUR
    http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/29/8/2011/47555/libia-encuentran-cadaveres-ab...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IZOZs9Eaz8

    HERE YOU ALSO HAVE 17 BODIES IN A TRUCK [ LINK FELIX] , BUT THE NUMBER MIGHT BE A COÏNCIDENCE

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  26. TWO BLOCKS AWAY , the badly decomposed bodies of at least 15 other men were found
    ROTTING IN A WOODED GULLY.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/world/africa/28libya.html?pagewanted=all

    where the local rajub lives , seems to be a mosque :

    http://www.3news.co.nz/Ashes-and-bones-evidence-of-Tripoli-massacre/tabid/313/articleID/223782/Default.aspx
    local rajub : we were here near this mosque

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  27. @ Hurriya: That's a fair and interesting thought. He said they were by a mosque nearby when they heard shouting, and that's the closest one I know of, possibly close enough for shouts to travel, in the right wind.

    Of course, he wasn't probably there, but he knows about the place, either because he's a local, or because he visited the local fighters there when they were working out the details of the cover story.

    The first part (GULLY) I already have, worked in above, weeks ago. I know it's an added pain on your end, but it would help reduce clutter here if you checked first more often... not a huge deal though. Cheers! :)

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  28. - local rajub : we were here near this mosque

    http://www.almaredcargo.com/libya-en.htm
    Tripoli: Al Furjan interview Dispenser petrol station - Dakhla Mosque Al Furjan - a distance of 2 km /Airports close to Khallat al Farjān Tripoli international(TIP), Tripoli, Libya (10.5km)

    On 19 aug the askerie did fire on this company
    http://i40.tinypic.com/b7fh8o.jpg

    The mosque name may be : Dakhla Mosque Al Furjan

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  29. Thanks to EQW, I find this FB page of the Media circle of the 17 Feb, where the sideways video dated 27 Aug is uploaded quickly on 29 Aug, with title with حركة الأمل, ليبي مهمش, Ali Mustafa, Amal Libya, Osama Annaas and علاءالدين النيهوم at الشارع المقابل لكتيبة 32 خلة الفرجان. These are links to six other FB pages, as if they were all there.

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  30. The Spanish channel, TVE1 also visited, uploaded 29 August by jamacor4. Los rebeldes cada vez más cerca de Sirte, última ciudad leal a Gadafi , short segment from 0.44 until about 1.03.

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  31. As I noted at the KKK page of Khaled Khebir, Heathcliff O'Malley also visited the Yarmouk dump on Saturday 27 August. Three photos here Ref no 0033837
    ". Sunday Telegraph...Scenes in Khalatt al Furjah, southern Tripoli, near to close proximity to the Headquarters of Khamis Gaddifi's elite Special Forces Brigade . Bodies of men who were clearly bound with zip-ties and executed shortly before the fall of Tripoli to Rebel forces"

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    1. I agree, the men were "executed shortly before the fall of Tripoli to Rebel forces". However, as the executed men clearly were "Gaddafi's African mercenaries" the rebels had to be in Tripoli and at the Khamis brigade base before it "fell to rebels" – officially.

      I have not looked closely at the maggots at these bodies, but I suppose they were killed at approximately the same time as the people at the shed. If the rebels were killing people on this side of the base, it is quite possible they were doing the same on the other side.

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  32. Yuri Kozyrev also shot the charred ground where a body had been:
    http://www.laif.de/webgate/preview.php?UURL=71e9b25c5bd04184953be962dccbbcce&IMGID=18163327
    The description is interesting, dated 28 August:
    A sandy ravine near the Khamis Brigade headquarters on the edge of Tripoli was the scene of another massacre likely carried out by Col. Gaddafi s forces in the final hours of their control over the capital. Residents discoverd 21 bodies in the ravine days later. After removing them they set fire to the area to remove the insects and an overwhelming stench of decay.

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  33. It is unclear how the men, women and children died.
    he bodies we saw were those of Gadhafi loyalists who were wounded in battle.

    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2012/05/abu-salim-hospital-massacre-original.html

    One of the most chilling of the CIWCL’s clues is an early Red Cross (ICRC) visit to re-supply the hospital, made on the 22nd,
    just before a three-day span of silence and inaction. The ICRC team didn’t notice
    any signs of the previous day’s massacre, or have anything said by the one doctor
    and his 25 remaining patients.
    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2012/08/abu-salim-hospital-massacre-report.html
    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2012/06/ashm-research-timeline-clues.html

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    Text Tahir Hani Last Updated: 30/08/2011

    Have started Muammar Gaddafi's regime of crimes surfacing just a week after his escape?

    May answer a question about the tour that we made on Saturday to the district of Saladin in the Yarmouk district, south of Tripoli, [ Saturday 27 August 2011 ]

    where the headquarters [are located] of the First Tank Battalion
    led by Khamis Gaddafi, a son of Colonel and bloodiest of them, according to Altrabulsien.

    Security crisp hangs over Tripoli and joy is not complete yet

    While we were filming the movements of Gaddafi's opponents in this liberated zone
    and overwhelming joy following the discovery of several weapons caches of various types,
    a young man who belongs to the opposition asked us,
    to accompany him to the nearby headquarters of the Battalion
    o portray some of the bodies, which he said they dumped on the sidewalk.




    Saturday 27 August 2011 - 4 days = 23 august

    The surprise was sad and extremely difficult. 20 bodies, including four children,
    were killed four days ago and an unpleasant odor wafting from the place.

    The truck driver who was preparing to transport the bodies to a hospital in Tripoli said :

    "The Brigades Khamis Gaddafi carried out this shameful act disgraceful and cowardly.
    Tied their hands and feet and then threw dead, adding that the victims were all civilians."

    Hit the anger and grief of all those who saw this scene appalling, and across Mohiuddin,
    a young man who belongs to the opposition expressed anger and dismay
    "Gaddafi is not a man ... he fights his people and his country and everything he was saying in the past was a lie, and the elusive goal is his survival and his entourage at the helm,"

    He pointed out that the calculation time has come and that Gaddafi and his children and all of their hands stained with blood will be held accountable in front of the Libyan people

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  34. Saturday 27 August 2011 Friday 26 August 2011
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    destroyed by NATO Friday and Saturday night completely

    Text Tahir Hani Last Updated: 30/08/2011

    In the not too distant site, in a farm

    located near the First Tank Battalion destroyed by NATO Friday and Saturday night completely, about 50 charred bodies were discovered


    The scenery was very scary and the smell of charred corpses fills the place.

    A Libyan citizen living near the farm: "I have heard the night of Friday and Saturday heavy fire.

    I thought that the rebels were either celebrating the liberation of new areas or clashed with al-Gaddafi.

    And when I came out of the house, I heard people say to get weapons to kill Jardan Who's here."

    The victims were anti-colonel according to other accounts. Have been arrested in the neighborhood "Souq Juma " which is a popular neighborhood in Tripoli, before
    being transferred to the headquarters of the First Battalion of the tank Balermuk.

    And killed by car tires that burned inside the farm.

    Other sources close to the opposition announced the presence of mass graves in other parts of Libya.

    Despite these terrible scenes, the situation remains quiet in most neighborhoods of Tripoli despite hearing gunshots from time to time. Life began to return to normal. Shops, especially those that sell food, opened its doors to a new life and become almost quiet.

    Residents of Tripoli, Libya, celebrating freedom and new cars and wandering the streets
    of the capital, all without fear of snipers.

    For their part, the opposition decided to crawl towards Sirte, Gaddafi's last strongholds
    to be a new gift they want to provide to the Libyan people in the Eid al-Fitr

    http://www.france24.com/ar/20110828-tahar-hani-reportage-lybia-tripoli-aid-ramadan/


    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/12/women-and-children-dead-at-abu-salim.html

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  35. Text Tahir Hani Last Updated: 30/08/2011 While we were filming the movements of Gaddafi's opponents in this liberated zone
    and overwhelming joy following the discovery of several weapons caches of various types,

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    http://www.panoramio.com/photo/61674659
    Khela Ben Oun
    32° 46' 24.51" N  13° 12' 43.48" E


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    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2011/11/khamis-brigade-shed-massacre-base-and.html

    comment Petri :


    Correction: the Panoramio photo shows the wall on the other side of the road looking north and electricity pylon in front of the gate.

    I am reposting this here, as this is the correct spot for this information. I should have done this already long ago.


    There are in fact three distinct "Khamis Brigade" bases in the Saleheddin area.


    1 km south of the eagle gate base,


    There is a large barracks compound with bombed out warehouses 1 km south of the eagle gate base, further down the al Hadhbad Road.
    http://g.co/maps/vrbu2

    https://www.google.com/maps/@32.763568,13.199708,433m/data=!3m1!1e3


    1,5 km east-northeast of the eagle gate.

    There is a large arms depot with a small barracks building half way between the al Hadhbad Road and the Airport Road. It is located just north of the north-east corner of the large "crop circle" fields. This location is about 1,5 km east-northeast of the eagle gate.
    http://g.co/maps/8yc74

    I believe this is the arms dump taken over by rebels on August 26th and shown in this photo.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@32.787058,13.175418,867m/data=!3m1!1e3



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    http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2014/07/2014-rebel-infighting.html


    خلة الفرجان : منطقة تقع جنوب طرابلس تم تحريرها يوم الجمعة 26 8 2011 وبالرغم من أن تحريرها جاء متأخرا نظرا لوجود 9 معسكرات بالمنطقة مليئة بكتائب القذافي والمرتزقة , فقد قمعت المنطقة طوال ثورة 17 فبراير وأكبر دليل هو المحرقة التي وجدت في معسكر 32 التابع للمردوم خميس القذافي

    Khela Alforjan: an area south of Tripoli was liberated on Friday 26 82 011

    that edit came late

    because of the 9 camps in the region filled with Brigades Gaddafi mercenaries,
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    منطقة الكريمية Cremiya area
    http://wikimapia.org/1817749/ar/%D9%85%D9%86%D8%B7%D9%82%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%83%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%A9
    32°45'15"N   13°3'46"E
    creamy on the left of Aziziya road , on the other side Yamouk





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  36. http://s1.directupload.net/images/140815/gz55wgqi.jpg
    no trace on internet of these photo's :

    Boxes of ammunition for the machine guns Kalashnikov
    © @ Tahir Hani Photos
    Heavy bomb
    © @ Tahir Hani Photos
    Great joy among the rebels after their discovery stores filled with weapons of various types. Weapons will be distributed to all cities and areas controlled by the opposition to defeat the rest of the Gaddafi regime
    © @ Tahir Hani Photos
    Opponents in the break on the pavement of the street, accompanied by Italian photographer
    © @ Tahir Hani Photos
    The discovery of 20 bodies near the valley is located just meters from the headquarters of the First Battalion tank led by Gaddafi's son Khamis. According to the ambulance driver of the victims were bound and there are four children, including
    © @ Tahir Hani Photos
    Opponents hold sway over on the first tank battalion headquarters and hoist the flag of the new Libyan. According to retired military, eagle, which we see in the picture with a width of 12 meters and is made of copper and cost about a million dollars.
    © @ Tahir Hani Photos
    One of the first battalion of tanks, buildings destroyed by NATO aircraft on Friday night / Saturday.
    © @ Tahir Hani Photos
    The main entrance to the first tank battalion, which is located in the Yarmouk district and is one of the most prominent and the most dangerous battalions led by Khamis Gaddafi, son of Muammar Gaddafi
    © @ Tahir Hani Photos
    The entrance of the first battalion of tanks from the rear
    © @ Tahir Hani Photos
    The Green Book on the ground in the center of the city of Tripoli, near Victory Street. It was a symbol of the era of Gaddafi's Libya, which serves as the country's constitution. Colonel summed it all bizarre theories, most notably "Women give birth and hen bleaching"
    © @ Tahir Hani Photos

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  37. This is the worest crime we witness committed by Algadafi slaves who loves to live slaves . The crime of killing and throwing people on streets end dry Valleis is not a human acts, this is an animal's behaviour.

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    1. Did you not notice these dead black guys probably WERE "Algadafi slaves?" Murdered and dumped like hundreds of others just when the foreign-backed Islamic extremist racist terrorists rolled through Tripoli.

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