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Landmines Hinder Libyan Rebel Battle for Eastern Oil Port

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan opposition forces say landmines strewn throughout the streets in the eastern oil port of Brega are making it difficult to secure full control of the town, after days of fighting with troops loyal to leader Moammar Ghadhafi. Rebel commanders said Monday they have broken through government lines and routed most of Mr. Gadhafi’s troops. […]

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Libyan Rebels Battle for Eastern Oil Port

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan opposition forces say they have broken through government lines in the eastern oil port of Brega after days of fighting with troops loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi. Rebel commanders Monday said they have routed most of Mr. Gadhafi’s troops, but that the city’s streets are strewn with landmines, making it hard to secure full […]

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US Officials Meet Gadhafi Envoys, Urge His Departure

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan and U.S. officials say representatives from the two governments held direct talks recently, but Washington stressed that the sole objective was to deliver a “clear and firm” message that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi must leave power. A U.S. State Department official Monday said the one-time meeting “was not a negotiation,” and that the only […]

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US Officials Meet Gadhafi Envoys, Urge His Departure

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan and U.S. officials say representatives from the two governments held direct talks recently, but Washington stresses that that the sole objective was to deliver a “firm” message that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi must leave power. U.S. State Department officials Monday said the one-time meeting “was not a negotiation,” but rather was intended to deliver […]

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Libya Says Gadhafi Representatives Held Talks with US

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s spokesman says representatives from his government have held direct talks with U.S. officials on repairing ties between the two countries. Moussa Ibrahim described Saturday’s meeting as “a first step dialogue.” He said the Libyan government would “welcome any further steps.” The Associated Press cites a U.S. State Department official who confirmed […]

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Libyan Rebels Capture Part of Eastern Oil Port

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say they have captured part of the eastern oil port of Brega after days of fighting with loyalists of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The rebels said Monday they were in control of the eastern part of Brega and were moving against government forces in the western side after a day of street battles […]

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Libyan Rebels: Street Fighting Engulfs Brega

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say they have entered the strategic oil port of Brega and are fighting street battles there with forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi, the biggest offensive that eastern Libya has seen in weeks. Reports from Brega Sunday described clashes in residential areas. Opposition leaders said at least 10 rebels have been killed in […]

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NATO Warplanes Hit Libyan Military Targets Near Tripoli, Brega

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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NATO warplanes have bombed targets near the Libyan capital, Tripoli, a day after hitting the forces of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi around the eastern oil port of Brega. The latest NATO air strikes shook the eastern outskirts of Tripoli before dawn Sunday. It was not immediately clear what targets were struck or whether there were […]

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Libya’s Leader Urges Supporters to Take On Rebels

Posted July 16th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has urged his supporters to march to the rebel-held city of Benghazi and the oil port of Brega. His comments were carried on Libyan state television Saturday in what was described as an address to supporters in the western city of Ziwiyah. Meanwhile, rebels said Saturday that landmines and shelling by […]

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Libya’s Leader Urges Supporters to Take On Rebels

Posted July 16th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has urged his supporters to march to the rebel-held city of Benghazi and the oil port of Brega. His comments were carried on Libyan state television Saturday in what was described as an address to supporters in the western city of Ziwiyah. Meanwhile, rebels said Saturday that land mines and shelling […]

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