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  9/14/2011, Elul 15, 5771

Qaddafi Calls for UN to Protect Hometown from NATO

Ousted Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has called on the United Nations Security Council to protect his hometown of Sirte - still held by forces loyal to him - from NATO "atrocities"

"If Sirte is isolated from the rest of the world in order for atrocities to be committed against it, then the world has a duty not to be absent and you have to take your international responsibility and intervene immediately to stop this crime," Qaddafi was quoted as saying in a letter read out on Syrian-based Arrai TV. The letter was addressed to the UN Security Council.