National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters on Monday (October 3rd) took control of Moamer Kadhafi’s birthplace of Qasr Abu Hadi, AFP reported. Reclaiming the town some 20km from Sirte marked a symbolic victory in their battle to eradicate the last vestiges of the Kadhafi regime. The ousted Libyan leader was reportedly born in a nomad tent in Qasr Abu Hadi in 1942.

In other news Monday, NATO said that large numbers of portable surface-to-air missiles could be missing in Libya. “It is a matter of concern if stockpiles of weapons are not properly controlled and monitored,” AP quoted NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen as saying. His comments came in response to a report published by Germany’s Der Spiegel that some 10,000 SA-7 shoulder-launched missiles were missing from Libyan military depots.

Source: Magharebia.

Link: http://www.magharebia.com/cocoon/awi/xhtml1/en_GB/features/awi/newsbriefs/general/2011/10/04/newsbrief-01.