By Umar Khan
Tripoli, 8 September 2013:
Anoud Senussi’s arrival in Sebha last night was greeted with gunfire and fireworks as part of . . .[restrict]celebrations that that reportedly lasted late into the night.
According to residents of the Qeera valley and Shuweiraf spoken to by the Libya Herald, there were massive welcoming celebrations with dozens of cars driving around honking horns: “People were happy to welcome daughter of the tribe” explained one local.
Ibrahim Sebhawi, resident of Qurda district said: “There were hundreds of cars out in the city to welcome her. It was a happy moment that she was freed from captivity.”
However, Sebhawi said there were no green flags involved at all. “It is another attempt try to portray the celebrations in the wrong light. I was out there and did not see any green flag. The celebrations were to welcome daughter of the tribe that was kidnapped and nothing more,” he asserted.
Nevertheless, among a number of videos posted on YouTube, there is one which clearly shows a vehicle sporting a large green Qaddafi-era flag. The blurred and jerky footage shot in minimal light, makes it hard to establish if this was the exception or the rule. [/restrict]