Al Qaeda commander calls for Islamic rule in Libya

An al Qaeda commander who escaped a US prison has urged Libyans to overthrow Gaddafi`s regime.

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2011, 18:37 PM IST

Cairo: An al Qaeda commander who escaped a
US prison has urged Libyans to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi`s
regime and establish Islamic rule.

Abu Yahia al-Libi says in a video posted on a militant
website that after the fall of the regimes in Tunisia and
Egypt, it is now Gadhafi`s turn.

A transcript of the video was provided today by SITE
Intel, a US group that monitors militant messages.The
authenticity of the 31-minute video posted on militant
websites late yesterday could not be verified.

Gadhafi has accused the protesters and rebels seeking
to end his longtime rule of being tools of al Qaeda. The
rebels have no known links to the terrorist organisation.

Al-Libi escaped from Afghanistan`s Bagram prison in
2005. His nickname Al-Libi is Arabic for Libyan.

PTI