Tripoli, 25 May 2013:
Thousands of Misratans have celebrated the second anniversary of the day that Qaddafi’s forces finally abandoned their bloody . . .[restrict]attempt to recapture the city, and instead pulled out entirely.
It was on 24 May 2011 that Khaled Kaam, the general secretary of “People’s Committee of Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation” admitted publicly that Qaddafi’s troops had quit.
Last night’s celebrations in the Ghiran district of the city, once a Qaddafi-regime rest resort, attracted large crowds, not simply from Misrata but from all over Libya. The festivities included riding displays, music and dancing and traditional poetry recitals. [/restrict]