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Libyan woman guided NATO bombings

Three sites had been hit by NATO after Nomidia had provided information. [morningpost.com.cn]
Three sites had been hit by NATO after Nomidia had provided information. [morningpost.com.cn]


A 24-year-old Libyan woman, who spent months spying on military facilities and passing on the details to the alliance, enabled the NATO bombing campaign to fatally weaken Muammar Gaddafi's rule, Reuters reported.

The woman, operating under the codename Nomidia, used elaborate methods to evade capture -- constantly changing her location, using multiple mobile telephone SIM cards and hiding her activities from all but the closest members of her family. Her biggest protection, however, was her gender.

Nomidia said she felt compelled to act after the brutal way in which Gaddafi's forces put down the first stirrings of revolt in cities around the country.

She named three sites she said had been hit by NATO after she had provided information. "The information about these sites was coming from highly ranked army officers who were not with the regime. My father also is a retired officer, so he was cooperating with friends and even family (who were in the military)," she said.




       这名女子行动代号为诺米迪亚,她使用各种巧妙方法逃避搜捕——不断地更换居住地 ﹑使用多个手机SIM卡 ﹑向除了最亲近家人的所有人隐蔽自己的行动,但对她最大的保护是其性别。



(China.org.cn September 15, 2011)

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