Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Assad regime and left 2,200 dead in its war against the opposition

At least 2,200 people have died in the crackdown on protests against the regime of Bashar al-Assad by Syrian security forces, as noted by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, Monday the beginning of the emergency session on Syria which is celebrating the Human Rights Council United Nations.

The UN High Commissioner Navi Pillay today opened the special session of the Human Rights Council on the situation in Syria demanding the prosecution of perpetrators of alleged crimes against humanity committed during the crackdown on protests against the regime in Damascus. Pillay stressed to the full "debug the importance of the responsibilities of perpetrators of crimes against humanity" and said the report released last week by his office found the commission organized crimes.

NATO intercepted a Scud missile launched from the Libyan Sirte region

NATO forces intercepted a Scud missile launched, apparently by troops loyal to the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, from the city of Sirte, according to the Qatari Al-Jazeera network. According to a correspondent of the chain in Tripoli, a NATO fighter-bomber managed to intercept the trajectory of the missile and destroyed it in the air before it could reach any goal.

This is the second time in the space of a week that the armed forces still loyal to Gaddafi use this type of weapon to defend against attacks by insurgent forces, which have yet advanced to the capital. The projectile was also released earlier from the town of Sirte, which still control the forces loyal to Qaddafi, and did not involve any danger, falling in a desert area between the eastern town of Ajdabiya and Brega, the latter under rebel control.

Obama calls for a peaceful transition, fair and inclusive in Libya

Barack Obama on Monday acknowledged the "value" of the Libyan rebels and encouraged them to launch a "peaceful transition, fair and inclusive." He did it in a statement without questions and pictures from Martha's Vineyard, where he spends a few days with his family. Obama warned that the situation is still "uncertain" but has welcomed the end of the regime of Muammar Qaddafi and said the outcome shows "how we can achieve if we work together." Estaodunidense President gave an overview of the major milestones of the intervention and stressed the need to begin preparations for a democratic future for Libya in the dictator is overthrown.