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By benim
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Mar 17th, 2011
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AJDABIYA, Libya – Libyan rebels battled to hold a strategic eastern city against a punishing offensive by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi, voicing anger and frustration at the West for not coming to their aid. At the same time, government troops heavily shelled the last main rebel bastion near ...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 17th, 2011
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Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi said his forces would fight a “decisive battle” Thursday, as diplomats backing a no-fly zone to rein him in pressed for a vote at the UN Security Council. Kadhafi’s latest comments came after his forces pressed rebels in the west Wednesday and threate...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 16th, 2011
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Paris – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s son on Wednesday told “this clown” French President Nicolas Sarkozy to “give us back our money” allegedly used to finance his 2007 election victory. Seif al-Islam told Euronews that “we have all the details and are read...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 16th, 2011
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London – Protesters climbed onto the roof of the Libyan embassy in central London on Wednesday, replacing the flag of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime with their own, police said. “A group of four or five protesters climbed up to the roof of the Libyan embassy in London at about 02:50,̶...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 16th, 2011
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Tripoli – Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi said on Tuesday he was determined to crush the month-old uprising against him, while at the UN, proposals for a no-fly zone to ground his warplanes met stiff resistance. And as Gaddafi’s army announced it would soon move against the rebel bastion of Be...
By benim
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Mar 14th, 2011
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Appeal to be made as G8 foreign ministers consider whether to back French and British calls for a no-fly zone over Libya. Libya’s revolutionary leadership is pressing western powers to assassinate Muammar Gaddafi and launch military strikes against his forces to protect rebel-held cities from t...
By benim
In Cote d'Ivoire
Mar 13th, 2011
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Abidjan – Forces allied with internationally recognised Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara on Sunday seized control of a fourth town from forces loyal to strongman Laurent Gbagbo in the west of the country, both sides reported. After fighting, the New Forces (FN) fighters “took the town ...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 13th, 2011
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Abidjan – Troops loyal to Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo went on a rampage on Saturday, randomly shelling an area of Abidjan in what his rival’s camp insisted was a show of force as his power dwindles. As international sanctions cut off his funding and tightened the noose around his...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 11th, 2011
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Benghazi – Thousands of Libyans poured onto the streets of Benghazi on Friday ahead of protests demanding that Muammar Gaddafi step down and calling for the victory of rebels fighting his regime. Rebel-held Benghazi, Libya’s second city and a Mediterranean sea port, is the headquarters of...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 11th, 2011
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Uqaylah – Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi launched an air strike on Friday near the Libyan town of Uqaylah, east of a frontline where rebels have been fighting for control of the oil town of Ras Lanuf, witnesses said. A rebel spokesperson said there had been an air strike even further east on a...