June 24th, 2011
08:42 AM ET

Agency reunites divided Libyan families

Their war-torn land divided in two, a few Libyans boarded a ship Friday with hopes of reuniting with loved ones, separated by many miles and treacherous front lines.

The only safe route between east and west was by sea and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) chartered ships to ferry people cut off from their families since war erupted four months ago.

Women carried luggage and diaper bags and held the hands of their children as they walked onto the Ionis, a ship that carried 300 people from the port Tripoli, the capital, to Benghazi, the de facto capital of the Libyan opposition. The Ionis is scheduled to return to Tripoli later Friday carrying people from Benghazi.

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  1. Joseph Zrnchik, MAJ (Ret.)

    Americans have more reason to hate their government than Gaddafi's.

    Americans have more reason to revolt than Libyans. Would the US government support our right to rebel?

    At least Gaddafi does not go an invade every country that does not listen to him.

    Should we wage war on our government?

    http://members.beforeitsnews.com/story/675/517/Why_War_Waged_Against_U.S._Government_Would_Now_Be_Just.html

    June 26, 2011 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joseph Zrnchik, MAJ (Ret.)

    They are lucky they were not sent to Gitmo. They would then be tortured and caged FOREVER.

    It is a sad day when Gaddafi is better than your own government. That people do not realize this is the height of stupidity.

    Americans have more reason to hate their government than Gaddafi's.

    Americans have more reason to revolt than Libyans. Would the US government support our right to rebel?

    At least Gaddafi does not go an invade every country that does not listen to him.

    Should we wage war on our government?

    http://members.beforeitsnews.com/story/675/517/Why_War_Waged_Against_U.S._Government_Would_Now_Be_Just.html

    June 26, 2011 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |