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60. Khamis Gaddafi and the mystery of Jeremy Bowen's notebook
Khamis Gaddafi and the mystery of Jeremy Bowen's notebook
By Andrew Gilligan, Tripoli 8:11PM BST 03 Sep 2011

Khamis Gaddafi, or one of his close military aides, wrote reminders to himself in the black-covered, A5-sized book as he planned what seem to be the final battles, earlier this month, for towns near the city of Zliten.

"Make defence lines around Kiam, Majr, and Edwaw. Put attack force on the bridge in the city centre. Communicate to Majr's camp and secure it," the notes, in Arabic, say.

Khamis, 28, Gaddafi's youngest son, was commander of the 32nd "Khamis" Brigade, one of the best-equipped and trained Libyan military units, and the fact that such a feared and senior military commander should write his strategy inside a British journalist's notebook has opened him to derision.

In February, it was this brigade that crushed the revolt in Zawiyah, west of the capital, firing heavy artillery at mosques, hospitals and civilian areas and killing dozens, perhaps hundreds, of people. It has also been implicated in the massacre of more than 150 prisoners.

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