As rebel gang killings continue in Tripoli and elsewhere, NATO keeps terror bombing Sirte. It's Gaddafi's home town, a city of 100,000. On August 29, Mathaba.net warned of possible massacres. Moreover, rebel cutthroats surrounded the city, preventing anyone from leaving, saying:
Exits "from the city (are) completely blocked. Neither women, nor children are allowed to leave. Men, captured attempting to leave the town together with their families, are shot. Their families are sent back into the city under bombing."
"There is practically no way to bury the corpses...." Retired Russian Special Forces Lt. Col. Ilya Korenev (in Sirte) reported on the Russian web site Argumenti.ru that:
"(T)he situation resembles the terrible winter of '95 in Grozny, Chechnia, when there was bombing everything that moved, without proper guiding systems of accurate coordinates....At the moment, the NATO air force is in the air almost around the clock," raising the city to the ground, massacring people under rubble or slaughtering them in open spaces.
Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Tripoli
The combination of maggot-infested decomposing bodies, inadequate food, fuel, medical supplies and available care, no running water, spotty electricity, poor sanitation, garbage in streets, and ongoing rebel atrocities created a growing humanitarian disaster in Tripoli and elsewhere.
On August 29, the London Times reported nightmarish conditions in Tripoli, including all of the above, as well as:
"Hospitals are running out of oxygen, fixators for treating fractures, and drugs for conditions such as diabetes."