Libya rebels: Gaddafi should face bin Laden's fate

Following death of al Qaida leader, Libya protesters express support; "We want the Americans to do the same to Gaddafi," rebel spokesman says.

By REUTERS
May 2, 2011 12:45
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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Muammar Gaddafi 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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BENGHAZI - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi should face the same fate as al Qaia's Osama bin Laden who was killed in a firefight with U.S. forces, a Libyan rebel spokesman said on Monday.

"We are very happy and we are waiting for the next step. We want the Americans to do the same to Gaddafi," said rebel military spokesman Colonel Ahmed Bani.

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"We know Osama bin Laden is fighting against us, he is our enemy also," he said, adding that Libyan rebels had evidence al Qaida sympathizers had been fighting against them.

Gaddafi, battling rebels who control most of eastern Libya, has described the rebels as armed gangs and inspired by al Qaida.

Bin Laden was killed in a firefight with US forces in Pakistan on Sunday, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States.

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