In the last few days, NATO aircraft essentially increment the number of raids on various Libyan town, including Zlitan, controlled by Gaddafi's troops, and Tripoli. The rebels had even announced that as a result of the 1st of these airstrikes died scion of Muammar Gaddafi, 28-year-old Khamis al-Gaddafi. But on Wednesday, state TV Libya showed a video that Khamis visits military infirmary, and so denied the information about the death of a favorite son of Libyan Revolution.
As reported by news agencies, Khamis Gaddafi is a graduate of the military academy in Tripoli, then studied in Moscow, where he graduated from the Frunze Military Academy. The brigade under his command, consisting of 10 thousand people, is considered by many professionals a more efficient division of Libyan army. It also functions as a counter-intelligence and security services. As posted in the last year the website "Wikileaks" hidden cable from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli South American diplomat in Washington said: "… Khamis Brigade, which owns the best weapons in the country, is considered as the most reliable stronghold of the regime."
What's all the same for the NATO bombing, and that they are applied on their own. Namely, during the NATO helicopter missile strike on the outskirts of Benghazi was destroyed infrastructure is one of the various French military companies hired by the rebels. How many people died from so-called friendly fire, are not reported, but it is clear that their bodies were immediately flown to France a military helicopter. According to news agencies, the number of mercenaries fighting on the side of the rebels, currently exceeds a few hundred people. It instructors in mine case, the training appeal to MANPADS, conducting acts of sabotage.
Meanwhile, the European Union increment to 49 the number of Libyan companies that are opposed by the sanctions imposed on the regime of Muammar Gaddafi and his entourage. "The European Alliance on August 8 took fifth series of restrictive measures against Gaddafi and his entourage. These sanctions include new economic entities associated with the regime Tripoli"- Announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France. According to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the sanctions apply to 42 people and 49 companies. "These measures show the commitment of international community to quit mode Tripoli in isolation and deplete its revenues, "- said in a communique.
In turn, the United States can not solve the issue of access of representatives of the Libyan rebels to the frozen assets of Muammar Gaddafi, necessary to start the Libyan Embassy in Washington. Official representative Victoria Nuland, the State Department explained to that the difficulties are legal in nature and are associated with the effect of UN sanctions. According to Nuland, a State Department also want to be sure that if the funds are transferred, they will go only for humanitarian purposes. The U.S. State Department on August 3 allowed the opposition Libyan National Transitional Council to open an embassy in Washington and the diplomatic mission to provide access to frozen assets in the amount of 13 million dollars. In total, according to U.S. media reports, the U.S. is frozen in banks 150 — 200 million dollars belonging to Gaddafi. The main part of the frozen funds remains inaccessible to the Board of Representatives and in the not to distant future, almost can be unfrozen.