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Libyan Government Says It Controls Besieged Western Town

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Libyan government is denying rebel claims that opposition fighters have gained control of the western town of Zlitan. A spokesman for leader Moammar Gadhafi said Wednesday the city remains under the government’s “full control.” Pro-government and rebel forces have engaged in a series of battles near Zlitan in recent days. Rebels have been seeking […]

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Slain Libyan Rebel Leader’s Family Seeks Justice

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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The family of the Libyan rebel military leader assassinated last week says its powerful tribe may take justice into its own hands if opposition leaders fail to reveal who was behind the killing. General Abdel Fattah Younis’ family on Tuesday demanded an open investigation and speedy trial for those responsible. The opposition general was murdered […]

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Slain Libyan Rebel Leader’s Family Seeks Justice

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The son of the Libyan rebel military leader assassinated last week has accused what he calls “traitors” within the opposition of killing his father. General Abdel Fattah Younis’ son tells the Associated Press his family does not have a clear idea who killed his father. But he used the term “individuals among us” and said […]

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Libyan Rebels Attempt Advance in Zlitan

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan troops and rebels are battling near the western town of Zlitan, where rebel fighters are trying to seize control of the area from forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. Reports from the scene are scarce, but the French News Agency quotes a rebel military spokesman Tuesday as saying opposition fighters have advanced closer to the […]

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Libyan Rebels Attempt Advance in Zlitan

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan troops and rebels are battling near Libya’s western town of Zlitan, where rebel fighters are trying to wrestle control of the area from government forces. Reports from the scene are scarce, but the French News Agency quotes a rebel military spokesman Tuesday as saying opposition fighters have advanced closer to the town’s center. But […]

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Libyan Rebels Attempt Advance in Zlitan

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Intense fighting is underway near Libya’s western town of Zlitan as rebel fighters push to wrestle control from government forces. The French News Agency quotes a rebel military spokesman Tuesday as saying opposition fighters have advanced closer to the town’s center. In a separate development, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez went against a widening international trend […]

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Venezuela’s Chavez Says No Recognition of Libyan Rebels

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his country will not recognize Libya’s opposition, calling the rebel Transitional National Council a “group of terrorists.” Mr. Chavez on Monday praised Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and criticized other nations that have recognized the opposition council. The Venezuelan president has repeatedly condemned the international military operation in Libya. NATO has […]

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Libyan Opposition Orders Militias To Disband

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Libya’s Transitional National Council says the opposition group has ordered all militia factions to disband and come under its control in the wake of the murder of the group’s military chief. Mustafa Abdel Jalil announced the decision on Saturday after military chief Abdel Fattah Younes and two of his aides were gunned […]

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Libyan Opposition Orders Militias To Disband

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Libya’s Transitional National Council says the opposition group has ordered all militia factions to disband and come under its control in the wake of the murder of the group’s military chief. Mustafa Abdel Jalil announced the decision on Saturday after military chief Abdel Fattah Younes and two of his aides were gunned […]

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NATO Targets Libyan State Television

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says it has bombed three Libyan satellite dishes in the capital, Tripoli, in an effort to prevent Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi from using state television to intimidate civilians. But the Libyan Broadcasting Coproration condemned the attack Saturday, saying three employees were killed and 15 more wounded. An LBC official said the channel is not […]

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