Al Hayat – June 29, 2011

Rebels Form Commandos to Detain Qaddafi

 Libyan rebels yesterday said they have formed a “commandos corps” to arrest Qaddafi in Tripoli when rebels enter the city.

“The rebels will put the ICC arrest warrant into effect for Qaddafi to face trial later,” Mustafa Abdul Jalil, chairman of the Libyan NTC, told al Hayat.

Abdul Jalil expects the Qaddafi regime to “die” with a few weeks.

ICC prosecutor also said: “It is a matter of time. Qaddafi will face charges. I do not think we will have to wait for long. The issue will end with 2 or 3 months.”

Qaddafi’s retinue can be part of the problem so they would be followed and become wanted and can be part of the solution by helping stopping the crimes being committed by Qaddafi, the prosecutor noted.

“NTC will depend on a special commandos corps in arresting Qaddafi when the rebels enter Tripoli…the rebels now control 75% of Libya and there are groups of rebels executing specific operations inside Tripoli itself – said Abdul Jalil.

He said NTC seeks to detain Qaddafi to hand him over to the ICC but it seems more preferable for him to arrest Qaddafi and put him on trial in Tripoli because the Libyan laws are more applicable on the types of crime he committed – – if the Libyans failed to try him, the ICC can do it.