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NATO Warplanes Strike Near Besieged Libyan City

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A NATO airstrike has targeted a military position near Libya’s western city of Misrata, where pro-government forces have been battling rebels. NATO said Saturday that its warplanes hit a missile firing position near Tawurgha, a town south of rebel-held Misrata. A statement released by the alliance says forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi were […]

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Five Libyan Rebels Killed

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Pro-government forces in Libya are shelling targets near the western rebel-held city of Misrata. Medical workers and activists say five rebels were killed and more than a dozen wounded in the shelling of the western city that has been under siege for months. The shelling comes as rebels say they are trying to continue their […]

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Deadly Shelling in Libya’s Misrata as Rebels Try to Advance

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pro-government forces in Libya are shelling targets near the western rebel-held city of Misrata. Medical sources say at least two rebels were killed in the shelling of the western city that has been under siege for months. The shelling comes as rebels say they are trying to continue their advance toward Tripoli on Friday, after […]

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Berlusconi Opposes Libya Mission; Rome Cuts Involvement

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Italy’s prime minister has voiced serious doubts about the NATO intervention in Libya as his conservative government announced plans to cut back its participation in the mission. Silvio Berlusconi said Thursday he has always been against the war but that his “hands were tied” once the U.N. authorized a no-fly zone to protect Libyan civilians. […]

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Libyan Rebels Seize Towns Close to Capital

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels have seized two small towns south of Tripoli in a six-hour gunbattle with forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi, while opposition fighters east of the capital suffered heavy losses in clashes with government troops. Rebel forces said Wednesday they had gained control of al-Qawalish and Kikla, both within 100 kilometers of Mr. Gadhafi’s […]

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Libyan Rebels Seize Towns Close to Capital

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels have seized two small towns south of Tripoli in a six-hour gunbattle with forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi, while opposition fighters east of the capital suffered heavy losses in clashes with government troops. Rebel forces said Wednesday they had gained control of al-Qawalish and Kikla, both within 100 kilometers of Mr. Gadhafi’s […]

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Rebels Seize 2 Towns Near Libyan Capital

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels have seized two small towns south of Tripoli following a six-hour gunbattle with forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi, while opposition fighters east of the capital suffered heavy losses in clashes with government troops. Rebel forces said Wednesday they had gained control of al-Qawalish and Kikla, both within 100 kilometers of Mr. Gadhafi’s […]

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Rebels Seize 2 Villages Near Libyan Capital

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels have seized two small towns south of Tripoli following a six-hour gunbattle with forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi. Rebels said Wednesday they had gained control of al-Qawalish and Kikla, which are both within 100 kilometers of the capital. The next larger town to the north is Garyan, which controls a main road […]

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Libyan Rebels Seize Village Near Tripoli

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels have seized a village near the capital, Tripoli, following a battle with forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi. Rebels said Wednesday they had gained control of al-Qawalish, which is located about 100 kilometers southwest of Tripoli. Earlier Wednesday, the rebel fighters used heavy arms to push into the mountainous area. Witnesses said they […]

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Libyan Rebels Launch Assault Near Capital

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels have launched an offensive in the mountains southwest of the capital, Tripoli, in an effort to move their front lines closer to Tripoli, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s stronghold. Rebels used heavy arms Wednesday to push into the al-Qawalish area, a government-held position near Tripoli. Witnesses said they could hear NATO warplanes overhead. The […]

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