Libyan Woman Spy Leads NATO Forces To Bomb Gaddafi Targets

Libyan Woman Spy Leads NATO To Gaddafi Targets

Codename: Nomidia. Occupation: Spy.

In an exclusive interview with Reuters, a 24-year-old Libyan female engineer recounts how she led NATO forces to several Moammar Gaddafi targets throughout a period of several months.

The woman, who spoke to reporters on an anonymous basis, said that she evaded capture by always being on the move. And says that because she was a woman, no one suspected her of feeding alliances information.

Nomidia received her codename after she began leaking details about happenings in Tripoli to an anti-Gaddafi TV station in Doha, Qatar, Reuters reports.

Today, Gaddafi remains in hiding, and NATO forces continue to bomb targets in Libya, NPR reports.

Reports also confirm that Gaddafi supporters have killed about 15 people in "a key oil town in in Libya's east," according to Aljazeera.

The events have raised questions about NATO's current role and future involvement in similar affairs, NPR reports.

"It's very, very positive that NATO is able to support the United Nations Security Council and help implement its decisions," NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told NPR. "That adds to the credibility of the U.N., and I'm very pleased to see NATO in that role."

Although the operation has broken new grounds for alliances, some officials warn that Libya might fall into the hands of Islamic extremists if a new government isn't put into place soon, according to the Telegraph.

Mahmoud Jibril, the interim Libyan prime minister, said the a "government reshuffle" would take place in the next week or so.

To learn more about the Libyan spy, read the full Reuters interview, or watch the summary video above.

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