October 18th, 2011
06:35 AM ET

Clinton arrives in Libya on unannounced visit

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton landed in Tripoli on Tuesday, making her the first Cabinet-level American official to visit Libya since the ouster of longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

Clinton landed under tight security in a country where forces loyal to the transitional government are still battling Gadhafi loyalists. She was slated to meet with officials of the National Transitional Council and planned to offer U.S. medical assistance for those wounded in the fighting, according to a senior State Department official traveling with the secretary.

NTC fighters toppled Gadhafi's nearly 42-year-old government in August after six months of fighting. Gadhafi, his son Saif al-Islam Gadhafi and his brother-in-law and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanussi are wanted on war crimes charges and remain fugitives.

- CNN's Elise Labott is the news media pool producer for Clinton's trip.

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  1. Dick

    As one may notice, I am the Tea Partying troll here, and I never talk about the topic on hand. Almost none of them ever even mentioned Hilary nor Libya for that matter. It goes to show just how retarded I am as the Tea Parier troll with inability to think!!!!

    October 18, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. wolfer 2

    Mr. tea partier troll .,i doubt that u r a retarded person. times r tough for a lot of people. we cant always think to clearly because our lives have been so busy and we now may have too much time on our hands. we may not be able to trust people because that is just the way it is. sometimes people are so confused that they say dumb things and act all crazy cause they are nervous about losing others affections or there home. then like they tell on other people because they thought it would be the right thing to do. but like fellow soldiers this probably is wrong to do. everyone needs to learn their way. i cannot judge. i only know what is true and good for me. then maybe i can help another. dont be tough on yourself. you are probably a great guy. 😀

    October 18, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. me

    yeah. and the inability to think is a scary place to be. i was there too. man it was scary. i dont like that feeling. we re human. oh well. we get older oh well. i hope u have a great person by your side to help u when u need them. chow!

    October 18, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Where Is Gaddafi

    Where is the King of Cowards Gaddafi and his sons hiding?

    October 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
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