Gaddafi tells Benghazi his army is coming tonight

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 11:29 AM

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi told Libyan rebels on Thursday his armed forces were coming to their capital Benghazi tonight and would not show any mercy on fighters who resisted them.

In a radio address, he told Benghazi residents that soldiers would search every house in the city and people who had no arms had no reason to fear.

Gaddafi also told his troops not to pursue any rebels who drop their guns and flee tonight when government forces reach the city.

(Reporting by Souhail Karam, writing by Tom Heneghan; Editing by Elizabeth Fullerton)