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Libyan Leader Defiant Despite Intense NATO Airstrikes

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has vowed to fight to the end, as NATO warplanes pounded Tripoli with some of the most intense airstrikes since the coalition began its campaign in March. Mr. Gadhafi made his vow in a fiery audio speech broadcast Tuesday on state television. He said the Libyan people will not surrender and […]

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Libyan Leader Defiant Despite Intense NATO Airstrikes

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has vowed to fight to the end, after NATO aircraft pounded Tripoli on Tuesday with some of the most intense daytime airstrikes since it began its campaign. Mr. Gadhafi made the vow in a fiery audio speech that was broadcast on state television. He said the Libyan people will not “kneel” […]

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Daytime Airstrikes Rock Libyan Capital

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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A long series of explosions has rocked Libya’s capital in what could be one of NATO’s most intense daytime bombing missions over Tripoli. Witnesses said they have seen smoke in the area of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s sprawling compound in the city. As NATO continues its air campaign, world powers are increasing pressure on Mr. […]

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Explosions Hit Libyan Capital as NATO Pressure Continues

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say several explosions have hit Libya’s capital, Tripoli, as NATO continues to pressure Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The witnesses said they saw smoke in the area of Mr. Gadhafi’s compound following the explosions, as NATO carried out rare daytime airstrikes. Diplomatic efforts also continued Tuesday, as a special envoy sent by Russian President Dmitry […]

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Libyan Rebels Retake Western Mountain Town

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say they have seized the western mountain town of Yafran from forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi after NATO airstrikes last week destroyed key government military targets, enabling opposition forces to advance. Ethnic Berber fighters, who have joined the anti-government rebellion, retook Yafran, about 100 kilometers southwest of Tripoli, on Monday. Pro-Gadhafi forces […]

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Libyan Rebels Retake Western Mountain Town

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels say they have seized the western mountain town of Yafran from forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi after NATO airstrikes last week destroyed key government military targets, enabling opposition forces to advance. Ethnic Berber fighters, who have joined the anti-government rebellion, retook Yafran, about 100 kilometers southwest of Tripoli, on Monday. Pro-Gadhafi forces […]

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Libyan Rebels Push Into Gadhafi-Held West

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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British Foreign Secretary William Hague told reporters in London Sunday that the campaign against pro-Gadhafi forces is intensifying. But he rejected suggestions that it has strayed from the U.N. mandate to protect civilians. Hague defended the use of British and French attack helicopters, which were employed for the first time on Saturday. But Russian Deputy […]

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Libyan Rebels Push Into Gadhafi-Held West

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Libyan rebels have pushed into a Western Mountain town besieged by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, as NATO continued to carry out airstrikes around the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Rebels on Monday say they have taken over the town of Yafran, about 100 kilometers southwest of Tripoli. Pro-Gadhafi forces attacked the Western Mountain region […]

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NATO Continues Air Assault on Libya

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO war planes on Sunday continued their assault on targets in and around Tripoli, hitting a military barracks in the Libyan capital and checkpoints near Brega. The attacks are designed to keep up pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to bring to an end his 42 years in power. British Foreign Secretary William Hague, who […]

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NATO Continues Air Assault on Libya

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO war planes on Sunday continued their assault on targets in and around Tripoli, hitting a military barracks in the Libyan capital and checkpoints near Brega. The attacks are designed to keep up pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to bring to an end his 42 years in power. British Foreign Secretary William Hague, who […]

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