Re: Gadhafi Backers Open Fire in Tripoli
From what I've read, it doesn't seem that these people have been hired to fight in this conflict. Gaddhafi, apparently, for years has been arming and training various rebel groups from other African nations and allowing them to find safe harbor in Libya when necessary, and their own safety and well being depends on Gaddhafi's survival. In addition, some other Africans have over the years moved to Libya and joined the various security services, and these are also loyal to Gaddhafi. In addition, there are large numbers of other Africans who have come to Libya to work, and some of these may also be loyal to Gaddhafi. It seems that the rebels are calling any non Libyan who is fighting for Gaddhafi a mercenary, but many of these might just as easily be called non Libyan partisans.
Originally Posted by Wiseone