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Airstrikes Rock Tripoli, Libya Wants More US Talks

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Libyan government says NATO airstrikes caused casualties and damage in the capital, Tripoli, on Saturday. Meanwhile, a government spokesman says Libya is willing to hold more talks with the U.S. but has no interest in talking to rebels. Moussa Ibrahim made the comments to journalists late Friday, about a week after U.S. and Libyan […]

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Libyan Rebels, Italy Talk Road Map on Libya’s Future

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Italy says it is working with the Libyan opposition to prepare a political offer to Tripoli that includes a ceasefire and a call for leader Moammar Gadhafi to relinquish power. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini announced the plans on Friday after meeting with Ali al-Essawi, the deputy of Libya’s opposition Transitional National Council ((TNC). Both […]

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Libyan Rebels: Brega Heavily Mined, Boobytrapped

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebel officials say Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces have laid vast quantities of mines and other explosive devices around the strategic port of Brega, slowing efforts to seize the town and enabling loyalist troops to sabotage key oil facilities. An opposition military spokesman said Thursday that an estimated 400,000 mines had been planted in and […]

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Libyan Rebels Ask France for Weapons to March on Tripoli

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebel leaders visiting France say they have asked President Nicolas Sarkozy for military aid to enable them to march on Tripoli, the stronghold of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The rebel delegation made the request to Mr. Sarkozy in Paris during a meeting on Wednesday. The delegation includes a representative of western Libya’s rebel-controlled city […]

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Deadly Clashes in Libya’s Brega; Talks in France, Russia

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The death toll mounted Wednesday from clashes in Libya’s strategic oil port of Brega, while Libya’s government and opposition leaders held separate talks overseas. Libyan medical officials say at least 18 rebel fighters have been killed and 80 wounded since Tuesday in fighting with government forces. Opposition fighters have gained control of much of eastern […]

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Deadly Clashes in Libya, Talks in France, Russia

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The death toll is mounting from clashes in Libya’s strategic oil port of Brega, while diplomatic efforts to resolve the country’s crisis unfold in France and Russia. Libyan medical officials say at least 18 rebel fighters have been killed and 80 wounded since Tuesday in fighting with government forces. Opposition fighters have gained control of […]

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Gadhafi Could Remain in Libya Under French Plan

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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France says it is possible that Libya’s crisis could be resolved through a plan that would allow embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi to remain in the country if he gives up power. Foreign Minister Alain Juppe made the comments to LCI television on Wednesday, after President Nicolas Sarkozy met with two members of Libya’s opposition Transitional […]

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Libya’s TNC Meets with French President

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Two members of Libya’s rebel Transitional National Council are meeting French President Nicolas Sarkozy Wednesday amid international efforts to further support the Libyan opposition. The two representatives are visiting the French leader in Paris. France was the first country to officially recognize the rebel council as the legitimate representatives of the Libyan people. Several nations, […]

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Libyan Forces, Rebels Continue Battle for Brega

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Clashes have intensified in Libya’s eastern oil port of Brega, as anti-government fighters fought to expand their control beyond the city’s residential sectors. Opposition forces Tuesday said loyalist troops in trucks disguised with rebel flags had shelled their positions, killing eight insurgents and wounding dozens more. But a rebel spokesman also said radio intercepts from […]

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Landmines Hamper Libyan Rebel Offensive

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say they are being hampered by land mines as they continue their push on Tuesday to gain full control of the eastern oil port of Brega. More than 40 people on both sides have been killed since last week, when the rebels launched an offensive near Brega against forces loyal to Libyan leader […]

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