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Libyan Government Threatens Satellite Phone Users With Death

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Moammar Gadhafi’s Libyan government is threatening to execute any citizen caught using a satellite telephone without official authorization. The government announced the measure in the state-run JANA news agency as part of its campaign against rebels trying to oust the Libyan leader. It said unauthorized use of the phones amounted to treason. The report says […]

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UN Leader Express Concern Over Civilian Casualties in Libya

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the rising number of civilian casualties in Libya’s ongoing conflict between rebel fighters and government loyalists. In a statement Thursday, the secretary-general called on all sides to “exercise extreme caution in their actions, in order to minimize any further loss of civilian life.” Ban also said […]

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UN Leader Express Concern Over Civilian Casualties in Libya

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the rising number of civilian casualties in Libya’s ongoing conflict between rebel fighters and government loyalists. In a statement Thursday, the secretary-general called on all sides to “exercise extreme caution in their actions, in order to minimize any further loss of civilian life.” Ban also said […]

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Libyan Rebels Claim Capturing Parts of Brega

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels have said they captured several residential districts in Brega, a key oil port that has been the scene of recent clashes between the opposition and forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi. A rebel spokesman said two of their fighters were killed and at least 16 others wounded in Thursday’s fighting for the control […]

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Libyan Opposition Fighters Report Advances in Brega

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say they are advancing in Brega, a key oil port that has been the scene of recent clashes between the opposition and forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi. The rebels said Thursday that they had gained control of several residential districts of the port, which is about 750 kilometers east of Tripoli. There […]

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Death of Gadhafi Son Refuted, as Libyan TV Airs Alleged New Footage

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan state television has broadcast what it says is footage of leader Moammar Gadhafi’s son Khamis recorded Tuesday, days after rebels claimed he was killed. The man reported to be Khamis Gadhafi was shown visiting wounded Libyans in a hospital. The Libyan government has denied rebel claims that Khamis, commander of one of his father’s […]

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US Praises Libyan Rebels for Reorganizing Leadership

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is praising the decision by Libya’s rebels to reorganize their leadership following last month’s mysterious killing of a rebel military chief. A State Department spokeswoman said Tuesday the opposition Transitional National Council is trying to reassure Libyans that by reshuffling, it has a democratic and transparent leadership group. She said the U.S. […]

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Libya Accuses NATO of Civilian Deaths

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Libyan government is accusing NATO forces of killing dozens of civilians in a village near the western town of Zlitan. Authorities Tuesday said 85 people were killed late Monday following allied airstrikes over the region. State-run television showed video of what it said were victims of the strikes, including women and small children. The […]

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Canada Orders Libyan Diplomats Out

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Canada has ordered all remaining Libyan diplomats at the embassy in Ottawa to leave the country, in an effort to “isolate and delegitimize” the government of Moammar Gadhafi. Foreign Minister John Baird called the Libyan diplomats persona non grata . He said they have five days to vacate the embassy and leave the country. He […]

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Libya Accuses NATO of Deadly Strike Near Zlitan

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Libyan government is accusing NATO forces of killing dozens of civilians in a village near the western town of Zlitan. Authorities said Tuesday that 85 people were killed late Monday following allied airstrikes over the region. State-run television showed video of what it said were victims of the strikes, including women and small children. […]

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