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Fresh Explosions Rock Libyan Capital

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A series of powerful explosions rocked Tripoli late Saturday, in what could be new NATO airstrikes over the Libyan capital. Earlier, NATO announced that it had, for the first time, sent attack helicopters on low-altitude missions against military installations. British Foreign Secretary William Hague met with leaders of the opposition Transitional National Council in the […]

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British Foreign Secretary Visits Libyan Rebels

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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British Foreign Secretary William Hague has arrived in Libya for talks with opposition leaders in the rebel stronghold, Benghazi. Hague is one of the highest-ranking foreign officials to visit the rebel-held territory. The foreign secretary said he plans to meet with leaders of the Transition National Council on Saturday as part of his efforts to […]

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NATO Sends Helicopters on Libyan Attacks for First Time

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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NATO boosted its bombardment of Libya Saturday, for the first time sending attack helicopters on low-altitude missions against military installations loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. NATO said British Apache and French Tiger and Gazelle helicopters carried out the assaults. Military officials said about 20 targets were destroyed, including a radar site and an armed […]

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NATO Sends Helicopters on Libyan Attacks for First Time

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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NATO boosted its bombardment of Libya Saturday, for the first time sending attack helicopters on low-altitude missions against military installations loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. NATO said British Apache helicopters destroyed a radar site and an armed checkpoint in their first deployment since British Prime Minister David Cameron approved their use a week ago. […]

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US Lawmakers Call on Obama to Clarify Role in Libya

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives is calling on President Barack Obama to clarify the role of the United States in the three-month-old international campaign in Libya. House lawmakers Friday passed a non-binding resolution that presses Mr. Obama to provide a compelling rationale for U.S. military involvement in Libya. It also prohibits the president from committing […]

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Libyan Government Faces New Military, Diplomatic Pressure

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The NATO bombardment of Libya continued Friday, even as new diplomatic efforts were seen in the effort to get leader Moammar Gadhafi to give up power. China says its ambassador to Qatar has met with the head of Libya’s rebel council, the first time China has revealed such contacts. Chinese officials said they stand by […]

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New Explosions Rock Tripoli

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Several explosions rocked the Libyan capital, Tripoli, early Friday. It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties. For the last several nights, NATO warplanes have bombed targets in Tripoli, including leader Moammar Gadhafi’s sprawling residential and command compound. Mr. Gadhafi has rarely been seen in public since a NATO airstrike killed one of […]

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NATO Strikes Targets in Tripoli, Gadhafi’s Oil Minister Defects

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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NATO warplanes have carried out more strikes on Libyan military targets in Tripoli, where the government of leader Moammar Gadhafi suffered another setback with the defection of its oil minister. At least three airstrikes shook the Libyan capital early Thursday. NATO’s latest operational update says the alliance hit a military vehicle storage facility and a […]

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Strong Explosions Rock Tripoli

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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At least three suspected NATO air strikes hit targets in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, early Thursday while yet another high-ranking official fled the country and announced his defection from leader Moammar Gadhafi’s embattled government. Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem, one of the most prominent officials to have publicly broken with the Libyan strongman, said in Rome […]

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UN Panel: Libyan Forces and Opposition Committed War Crimes

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.N. panel investigating the conflict in Libya says forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and opposition forces in the country have committed war crimes. The report, published Wednesday by three U.N.-appointed experts, says the violations committed by pro-Gadhafi forces were severe enough to also constitute crimes against humanity. They said violations by opposition […]

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