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US Senators Kerry, McCain Introduce Libya Resolution

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Two leading U.S. senators have introduced a resolution that would limit the role of the U.S. military in Libya. Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry of Massachusetts, a Democrat, and John McCain of Arizona, the senior Republican on the Armed Services Committee, spoke about the measure on the Senate floor Tuesday. McCain said the resolution […]

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NATO Says Compound Attack on ‘Legitimate Target’

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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NATO acknowledged another strike on Sunday that caused civilian casualties and one on Friday that hit a column of rebel military vehicles. Bracken said the Sunday incident was caused by a “weapon malfunction” and the Friday incident was a case of mistaken identity. NATO also said Tuesday it has lost contact with an unmanned helicopter […]

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China Hosts Libyan Rebel Envoy, Seeking Mediator’s Role

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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China said Tuesday it is hoping to help find a political solution to the conflict in Libya during talks this week with a representative of the Libyan rebel movement. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the talks on Tuesday and Wednesday with rebel envoy Mahmoud Jibril reflect China’s desire to maintain contact with all parties […]

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NATO Confirms Libya Airstrike; Government Says Civilians Killed

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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NATO said Monday it carried out an airstrike on a “high-level” command center in Libya, while the government said the strike destroyed a large family compound belonging to a close associate of leader Moammar Gadhafi. The alliance had at first denied the strike, saying it had not conducted any recent operations in the area of […]

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China Hosts Libyan Rebel Envoy, Seeking Mediator’s Role

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say talks Tuesday between Chinese officials and a top representative of the Libyan rebel movement will likely focus on Beijing’s efforts to mediate an end to the North African conflict. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said little about the visit, announcing only that Mahmoud Jibril, the chairman of the executive board of […]

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NATO Confirms Libyan Claim of New Airstrike

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO on Monday confirmed a Libyan government claim of an early-morning airstrike that destroyed a large family compound belonging to a close associate of leader Moammar Gadhafi. The alliance at first denied the strike, saying it had not conducted any recent operations in the area of Surman, about 65 kilometers west of the capital, Tripoli. […]

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NATO Confirms Libyan Claim of New Airstrike

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO on Monday confirmed a Libyan government claim of an early-morning airstrike that destroyed a large family compound belonging to a close associate of leader Moammar Gadhafi. The alliance at first denied the strike, saying it had not conducted any recent operations in the area of Surman, about 65 kilometers west of the capital, Tripoli. […]

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NATO Confirms Libyan Claim of New Airstrike

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO on Monday confirmed a Libyan government claim of an early-morning airstrike on a compound of a close associate to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. NATO at first denied the strike, saying the alliance had not conducted any recent operations in the area of Surman, about 65 kilometers west of the capital, Tripoli. The Libyan government […]

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NATO Denies Libyan Claim of New Airstrike Deaths

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Libya’s government says a NATO airstrike killed 15 people on Monday in a compound of a close associate to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. NATO denies the strike, saying the alliance has not conducted any recent operations in that area. A spokesman for the Libyan government said the compound is in Surman, about 65 kilometers west […]

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Libyan Rebel Leader to Visit China

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 1:31 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says an accidental strike by its forces may have killed civilians in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The alliance said Sunday the air strikes were launched against a military missile site, but “one weapon did not strike the intended target” because of a possible “weapons system failure.” NATO said it regretted the “loss of innocent […]

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