Libya's Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Alkaaim Wednesday said that al-Qaeda had set up an Islamic emirate in Derna region (east of the country), led by Abdel Karim al Husdi, a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay. He made these comments during a meeting with the ambassadors of the European Union in Tripoli.
Alkaaim said that al-Qaeda leaders wish to turn Libya into "Taliban". The Libyan official said Al_Husdi has an assistant, named Khairallah Buraasi, a resident of al Beida City. He added "Now they have the FM radio frequency and they started to impose the Burqa," saying that these "Islamists liquidated people because they refused to cooperate."
Meanwhile, it is reported that battalions of the Libyan army in the mountain areas joined what it is called as the "Green Revolution" of the Libyan people/ Other reports claim the army deployed large numbers of Libyan soldiers near Sabratha city, west of Tripoli, after protesters destroyed all offices of the security services there.