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Pro-Gadhafi Forces Hit Misrata, NATO Targets Tripoli

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi are pounding targets in the western rebel stronghold of Misrata. Medical authorities and rebels say the shelling on Friday had killed at least 10 people and left 40 wounded. The attack by pro-Gadhafi forces come as NATO warplanes continue strikes over the capital, Tripoli. The forces appear to […]

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NATO Pounds Tripoli in Daytime Raids

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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NATO warplanes shook the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday with more bombing runs, targeting several parts of the city. It was not immediately clear what was hit or whether there were casualties. Sirens of rescue vehicles blared through the streets. NATO has most often struck under the cover of darkness, but daytime assaults have become […]

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NATO Pounds Tripoli, Rebels Reject Election Offer

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 10:10 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO fighter jets bombed targets near Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s Tripoli compound Thursday after his son said Mr. Gadhafi was willing to hold elections and step aside if he lost. That offer was rejected by rebels and the United States. Seif al-Islam Gadhafi told an Italian newspaper Thursday the vote could take place within three […]

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Boehner, Obama Dispute Libya Mission

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is trading sharp words with the White House about the legalities of the U.S. military action in Libya. Speaker John Boehner and other lawmakers, both Democrats and fellow Republicans, say the president is legally required to seek congressional approval for the mission in Libya, but the White […]

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NATO Pounds Tripoli Targets, Pressure Mounts on Gadhafi

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO fighter jets pounded targets near Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s Tripoli compound on Thursday while Russia and Italy led new diplomatic efforts to resolve Libya’s crisis. A series of thunderous booms rocked the capital city and a column of smoke could be seen rising from near Mr. Gadhafi’s Bab-al-Aziziya compound early Thursday. It was not […]

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Boehner Disputes White House Account on Libya

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner, has disputed a White House argument that U.S. forces are not facing hostilities in Libya. The White House said in a report to Congress Wednesday that the U.S. military action in Libya does not require congressional authorization because American forces are playing a “limited, supporting” […]

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More NATO Bombings in Libya as Russia, Italy Lead Diplomatic Efforts

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO fighter jets pounded targets near Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s Tripoli compound on Thursday while Russia and Italy led new diplomatic efforts to resolve Libya’s crisis. A series of thunderous booms rocked the capital city and a column of smoke could be seen rising from near Mr. Gadhafi’s Bab-al-Aziziya compound early Thursday. It was not […]

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NATO Shells Area Near Gadhafi’s Tripoli Compound

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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NATO fighter jets have bombed the area near Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s Tripoli compound in a pre-dawn raid Thursday. A series of thunderous booms rocked the capital city and a column of smoke could be seen rising from near Mr. Gadhafi’s Bab-al-Aziziya compound. It was not immediately clear what had been hit and there was […]

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Obama Administration Defends Legality of Libya Conflict

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration is defending the legality of its involvement in the Libya conflict, saying President Barack Obama did not exceed his powers in ordering the action. In a report to Congress Wednesday, the White House said U.S. military action in Libya does not require congressional authorization because American forces are playing a “limited, supporting” […]

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Gadhafi Forces Shell Libya Rebel Positions

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi bombarded rebel positions in the Western Mountains region Wednesday, after rebels made advances toward the capital, Tripoli. Rebels say Libyan forces fired Grad rockets at towns in the region, but have not confirmed casualties from the attacks. Rebels have made advances from the port city of Misrata toward […]

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