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Libya Accuses NATO of Killing Villagers

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 9:05 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 villagers were killed late Monday, following allied airstrikes over the region. The government said the victims included children. NATO says its warplanes hit targets in the Zlitan area on Monday […]

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Libyan Rebels Reshuffle Cabinet

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya’s rebel leader is reshuffling the executive branch of his de-facto government in an effort to ease tensions over the killing last month of the rebels’ military chief. A spokesman for the Transitional National Council says Mahmoud Jibril, the rebels’ de-facto prime minister, has been asked to form a new executive body of ministers. The […]

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Libyan Rebels Hold Western Town 80 Kilometers From Tripoli

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels are holding on to a western desert town captured from government forces on Saturday, marking the rebels’ closest approach to the capital Tripoli in months of fighting. Reporters for western news agencies who reached the town of Bir al-Ghanam said it was in rebel hands Monday. It is located about 80 kilometers southwest […]

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Libyan Rebels Claim Hold on Western Town

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say they have gained control of the strategic southwestern town of Bir al-Ghanam, following fierce clashes with pro-government forces. Opposition fighters said Saturday that they had managed to push back forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi following a battle that left at least four rebel fighters dead. There was no immediate word from […]

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Libyan Rebels Advance in Western Town

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say they have pushed back pro-government forces in Bir al-Ghanam, a strategic town about 80 kilometers southwest of Tripoli. Opposition fighters said Saturday that forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi had retreated following fierce clashes. For months, rebel fighters have been trying to move closer to Tripoli by gaining control of towns west […]

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Italy Demands NATO Investigate Response to Distressed Refugee Boat

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Italy is demanding NATO investigate whether an alliance warship ignored a distress call from a boat full of refugees trying to flee Libya. Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Friday Italy was also asking NATO to consider changing its mission to mandate alliance forces in the region rescue and protect migrants fleeing the conflict by sea. […]

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Libya Denies Death of Gadhafi’s Son

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Libyan government is denying rebel claims that one of Moammar Gadhafi’s sons has been killed in a NATO airstrike. Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim called the reports “false news” designed to cover up the deaths of civilians in the western town of Zlitan. He commented on Friday after rebels said Khamis Gadhafi and more than […]

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Libyan Rebels say Gadhafi Son Killed in NATO Strike

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say a NATO airstrike has killed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s son Khamis and more than 30 other people. A rebel spokesman said Friday the strike took place in Zlitan, a western town that has been the scene of recent clashes between pro-government and rebel forces. There was no independent confirmation that Khamis Gadhafi […]

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Libyan Government Blames NATO For Civilian Deaths

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Libyan government is accusing NATO of bombing civilian targets in Zlitan, a western town that has been the scene of recent clashes between pro-government and rebel forces. The government made the accusations through its state-controlled television station on Thursday, a day after officials denied rebel claims that opposition fighters had gained control of the […]

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Libyan Government Accuses NATO Of Destruction in Zlitan

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Libyan government has accused NATO of bombing civilian targets in Zlitan, a western town that has been the scene of recent clashes between pro-government and rebel forces. The government made the accusations through its state-controlled television station on Thursday, a day after officials denied rebel claims that opposition fighters had gained control of the […]

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