December 12th, 2011
03:14 AM ET

U.S. bases remaining in Iraq dwindle to four

As of Monday, 6,000 U.S. troops and four military bases remain in Iraq, according to Col. Barry Johnson of the United States Forces – Iraq.

The  four bases are:
Kalsu in Iskandariya, about 20 miles south of Baghdad

Echo in Diwaniya, about 111 miles south of Baghdad

Adder near Nasiriya, about 198 miles southeast of Baghdad

Basra in Basra, about 340 miles southeast of Baghdad

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October 30th, 2011
04:18 PM ET

Transitional government prefers to try Gadhafi son in Libya

Libya's transitional government would prefer to try former leader Moammar Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam in a Libyan court despite an arrest warrant issued for him by the International Criminal Court, a spokesman said Sunday.

The court's chief prosecutor said Friday it was having "informal conversations" about the surrender of Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, who is wanted for crimes against humanity. But Luis Moreno-Ocampo said the court did not know his whereabouts and would not reveal with whom the court is talking.

Saif al-Islam Gadhafi has realized there is no escape, and wants to negotiate a surrender to limit the damage, said Anees al-Sharif, spokesman for the National Transitional Council's Tripoli Military Council.

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