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Gaddafi threatens Europe attack, martyrdom of hundreds

Arab World Materials 9 July 2011 02:17
Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi threatened an attack on Europe again on Friday as revenge against the NATO-led attacks against him and his regime.
Gaddafi threatens Europe attack, martyrdom of hundreds

Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi threatened an attack on Europe again on Friday as revenge against the NATO-led attacks against him and his regime, DPA reported.

In an audio message broadcast on state television, Gaddafi threatened to send hundreds of Libyans to become "martyrs" in Europe.

"Hundreds of Libyans will martyr in Europe. An eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth. But we will give them a chance to come to their senses," Gaddafi said.

He also said he will press charges against NATO and the European Union, and vowed to "liberate Europe from imperialist nations and defeat the aggressors."

Earlier this month, Gaddafi made a similar threat to attack Europe if NATO did not halt its raids on Tripoli.

The uprising to oust Gaddafi, who has been in power for 42 years, began in mid-February as protests turned into an armed conflict after the government's lethal crackdown on demonstrators.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued arrest warrants against Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and his intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi for alleged crimes against humanity.

On Friday, Gaddafi declared that "the Libyan regime will not fall; it is the people's regime, not Gaddafi. NATO is wrong."

Thousands of Gaddafi's supporters packed one of Tripoli's main squares carrying Libya's green flags and photos of Gaddafi.

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