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NATO: Errant Strike May Have Killed Civilians in Libya

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO has admitted another accidental airstrike by its forces may have killed civilians in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The alliance said the air strikes were launched against a military missile site in Tripoli Sunday, but “one weapon did not strike the intended target” because of a possible “weapons system failure.” NATO said it regretted the […]

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Fighting in Libya’s West Kills 9, Wounds 50

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebels and medical officials in Libya say fighting near the rebel-held western city of Misrata has killed at least nine people and wounded more than 50 others. The officials said forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi used heavy artillery Sunday to pummel Dafniya, just west of Misrata. The latest fighting comes as Libyan officials […]

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Gates Backs Obama on Libya Involvement

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has defended the legality of U.S. military engagement in Libya, as the 90-day deadline for congressional approval expires. Gates said in a television interview Sunday that he supports President Barack Obama’s assertion that the U.S. is playing a support role in the NATO operation in Libya, rather than directly engaging […]

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NATO Admits Accidentally Hitting Libyan Rebels

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO admits it accidentally hit Libyan rebels in an airstrike two days ago. The alliance said Saturday its forces saw a column of military vehicles in an area of conflict between rebels and Libyan forces and attacked it. The convoy was later confirmed to be an opposition patrol. NATO gave no figures on casualties but […]

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NATO Admits Accidentally Hitting Libyan Rebels

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO admits it accidentally hit Libyan rebels in an airstrike two days ago. The alliance said Saturday its forces saw a column of military vehicles in an area of conflict between rebels and Libyan forces and attacked it. The convoy was later confirmed to be an opposition patrol. NATO gave no figures on casualties but […]

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Fighting in Northwest Libya, NATO Pounds Tripoli

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Clashes have erupted between forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebels in the northwestern city of Nalut. Rebel fighters said Saturday that at least eight people have been killed in the unrest. Meanwhile, NATO has called Libyan government claims that alliance airstrikes are targeting civilians “outrageous.” At a Saturday news conference from Brussels, […]

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Fighting in Northwest Libya, NATO Pounds Tripoli

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Clashes have erupted between forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebels in the northwestern city of Nalut. Rebel fighters said Saturday that at least eight people have been killed in the unrest. Meanwhile, NATO has called Libyan government claims that alliance airstrikes are targeting civilians “outrageous.” At a Saturday news conference from Brussels, […]

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Obama Rejected Key Lawyers’ Advice on U.S. Role in Libyan Air War

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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A major U.S. newspaper is reporting President Barack Obama ignored the advice of some of his key legal advisors in deciding he does not need to win congressional approval for the American involvement in the Libyan air war. The New York Times reported Friday that the general counsel at the defense department and the acting […]

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Obama Rejected Key Lawyers’ Advice on U.S. Role in Libyan Air War

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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A major U.S. newspaper is reporting President Barack Obama ignored the advice of some of his key legal advisors in deciding he does not need to win congressional approval for the American involvement in the Libyan air war. The New York Times reported Friday that the general counsel at the defense department and the acting […]

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Libyan Leader Vows to Defeat NATO as Airstrikes Continue

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed in an audio message aired on Libyan television Friday to defeat NATO after international coalition airstrikes pounded Libya in daylight hours. Shouting and encouraging Libyan people to carry on, Mr. Gadhafi vowed not to quit despite calls from world leaders for him to step down. The messages aired as Libyan […]

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