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Deposed leader accuses foreign powers in new audio message of eyeing Libya's oil and natural resources.
Libyan leader said the country's tribes will not be controlled by international forces and warned them to be ready for guerrilla war
"Imperialism is hated by Libyan people, who can accept it? All people will fight against imperialism," he said.
thinks he can achieve unless Colonel Gaddafi doesn't understand that it really is the end game being played out here now and that the rest of the country almost no longer cares about him anymore."
Abdel Majid Mlegta, co-ordinator of the Tripoli military operations room, told the Reuters news agency "someone we trust" had said Gaddafi had fled to Bani Walid, 150km southeast of the capital.
Bouteflika would not take the call, even though Algeria gave sanctuary to Gaddafi's wife and three of his children when they crossed the border on Monday.
the reports are true! DUH!
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez called on Thursday for talks on his “peace proposal” for Libya, saying it could “stop the madness” in the country.
Chavez, seen as the main ally of ousted strongman Moamer Kadhafi, said he expected a continued conflict following the Libyan leader's call for further resistance.
“The peace proposal of Venezuela and the African Union and many other countries... can stop this madness of the (US) empire and its allies,” Chavez said during a telephone call to state television channel VTV.
The Venezuelan leader has defended Kadhafi since the start of the uprising and has opposed economic sanctions and the NATO intervention. The peace effort Chavez has been touting for months backs negotiations to resolve the crisis, but does not involve ousting his ally.
The comments came as Kadhafi issued a message of defiance from his desert hiding place.
“Prepare yourselves for a gang and guerrilla war, for urban warfare and popular resistance in every town... to defeat the enemy everywhere,” he also said in an audio tape aired on Arab satellite television. - Sapa-AFP
LONDON — Britain set up a covert unit in London to block oil supplies to Moamer Kadhafi and ensure the rebels received enough fuel for their fight against the Libyan dictator, a diplomatic source said on Thursday.
The "Libyan oil cell" comprised a handful of a civil servants, ministers and military figures working secretly from the Foreign Office in central London.
The unit was the brain child of Alan Duncan, a minister in the Department for International Development, who convinced Prime Minister David Cameron that part of the solution to the conflict lay in oil, according to news reports.
The six-strong team was set up in April and worked from two disused rooms on the top floor of the Foreign Office, where officials gathered information about oil and fuel movements and passed it on to the government and NATO.
Key initiatives included helping with the blockade of Kadhafi-held ports by passing advice to NATO and helping locate routes that smugglers were using to get fuel into Libya overland, the BBC and Times newspaper said.
The unit also provided intelligence to the rebels to cut off the supply of crude oil from the Nafusa mountains to Kadhafi's refinery at the port of Zawiya.
Smugglers were trying to transport oil on land routes after the European Union froze the assets of nearly 50 entities including six ports in Libya to put pressure on Kadhafi to ease the crackdown on anti-regime protests.
London-based oil traders were encouraged to sell fuel to the rebels in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi and were put in contact with the rebel leadership.
According to media reports, Duncan once worked for Vitol, the oil trading group that provided fuel to the rebels.
But government sources told the BBC there was no conflict of interest as the Libya oil cell had no commercial relationship with the company.