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NATO Bombs Libyan Satellite Dishes

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 2:35 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 television to intimidate civilians. The alliance said Saturday that NATO fighter aircraft conducted a precision airstrike that disabled the three ground-based satellite dishes. An alliance spokesman said the strike was “necessary,” […]

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Libyans Bury Rebel Military Chief

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Libyans turned out in rebel-held Benghazi on Friday for the funeral of the opposition’s military chief. Abdel Fattah Younes and two of his aides were gunned down on Thursday under mysterious circumstances. The military chief had been part of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s inner circle before joining the rebels earlier this year. The […]

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Libyans Bury Rebel Military Chief

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Libyans turned out in rebel-held Benghazi on Friday for the funeral of the opposition’s military chief. Abdel Fattah Younes and two of his aides were gunned down on Thursday under mysterious circumstances. The military chief had been part of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s inner circle before joining the rebels earlier this year. On […]

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Funeral Held For Libyan Rebel Military Chief

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Mourners turned out in Libya’s rebel capital of Benghazi on Friday for the funeral of the opposition’s slain military chief, gunned down Thursday along with two of his aides. The Associated Press says thousands of people turned out for the funeral procession for Abdel Fattah Younes. The head of the opposition Transitional National Council said […]

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Shaken Libyan Rebels Hold Funeral for Slain Military Chief

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Libya’s rebel capital of Benghazi was tense Friday, as gunfire reportedly erupted in the streets of Benghazi amid preparations for the funeral of the opposition’s slain military chief. The rebel leadership council says its top military commander, Abdel Fattah Younes, and two of his aides were shot dead by unknown assailants on Thursday. Transitional National […]

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Libyan Rebels Say Military Chief Shot Dead

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya’s rebel leadership council says its top military commander, Abdel Fattah Younes, and two of his aides have been shot dead by unknown assailants. Transitional National Council head Mustafa Abdel Jalil said Thursday that Younes and his aides – both colonels – were killed before arriving for questioning at an opposition judicial committee hearing regarding […]

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Libyan Rebels Say Military Chief Shot Dead

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Libya’s rebel leadership council says its top military commander has been shot dead by assailants. The Transitional National Council announced the death of Abdel Fattah Younes on Thursday, hours after he was brought to the rebel’s eastern stronghold of Benghazi for questioning. Council head Mustafa Abdel Jalil said Younes was killed after he was summoned […]

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Libyan Rebels Advance in Western Region

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say they have seized the western town of Ghezaia, after launching an offensive in the region on Thursday. Medical officials say at least two rebels have been killed in fighting with forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi in the area, which is near the Tunisian border. Mr. Gadhafi’s forces have used the town […]

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Libyan Rebel Deadline for Gadhafi Expires

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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The head of Libya’s opposition council says the rebel group’s offer for leader Moammar Gadhafi to remain in the country if he cedes power has expired. Mustafa Abdel Jalil said Wednesday that the proposal, which was presented to a United Nations envoy about a month ago, had a deadline attached. Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi […]

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Britain Recognizes Libyan Rebel Council; Gadhafi Deadline Expires

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain has granted diplomatic recognition to Libya’s opposition ruling council while the group’s leadership withdrew an offer for leader Moammar Gadhafi to stay in the country if he ceded power. British Foreign Secretary William Hague Wednesday said his government also expelled all of Libya’s diplomats and invited the rebel Transitional National Council to replace them. […]

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