Bani Walid District

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 25th, 2011
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A resident of a city in western Libya say at least two people were killed after gunmen ransacked a home in search of a regime figure once loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. Basem al-Tarhoni says angry residents in Tarhouna retaliated by torching the headquarters of some 100 fighters who helped topple the long...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 13th, 2011
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A Libyan man who had half his face blown off in a rocket attack is talking again after a series of life-saving operations. Mohamed Z underwent surgery five times at the Martin-Luther Hospital in Berlin, Germany, to reconstruct his lips, parts of his nose and his jaw. The 29-year-old appeared before t...
By benim
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Nov 27th, 2011
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e capital’s airports on Saturday, delaying its takeoff in a protest at the government. Witnesses told Reuters that about a dozen cars drove out on to the tarmac at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport and blocked a Tunisair Airbus 300-20 jet, with passengers on board, from moving. The incident was th...
By benim
In Libya
Nov 21st, 2011
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Tripoli – Inmates accused of bearing arms under the ousted regime of Libya’s slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi have been rotting in jail for weeks with no charges against them, and now they want their freedom. “First of all we want to know why we are here,” said one prisoner, ech...
By benim
In Libya
Oct 22nd, 2011
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Tripoli – Libya’s new leaders will declare liberation on Sunday, officials said, a move that will start the clock for elections after months of bloodshed that culminated in the death of long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi. But the victory has been clouded by questions over how Gaddafi was ...
By benim
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Oct 19th, 2011
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Bani Walid – Revolutionary forces are celebrating the capture of one Muammar Gaddafi’s stronghold and are closing in on the last holdouts in the fugitive leader’s hometown of Sirte, putting total victory in their eight-month uprising just a few city blocks away. US Secretary of State Hill...
By benim
In Libya
Oct 18th, 2011
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Tripoli – Libyan revolutionary forces have captured almost all of Bani Walid, one of Muammar Gaddafi’s last remaining strongholds, but still face pockets of resistance as they try to end a weeks-long standoff, officials say. Fierce resistance in Bani Walid and Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte has pr...
By benim
In Libya
Oct 18th, 2011
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Tripoli – British Foreign Secretary William Hague warned Libya’s neighbours on Monday not to shelter Muammar Gaddafi or members of his entourage who have been indicted by the International Criminal Court. “We’ve been very active in reminding other countries in Africa of their ...
By benim
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Oct 17th, 2011
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Sirte – Fighters of Libya’s new regime have forced their way into the desert oasis of Bani Walid, one of the last holdouts of Muammar Gaddafi diehards, but encountered heavy resistance. The intensified fighting in the desert town some 170km southeast of Tripoli happened on Sunday, even as...
By benim
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Oct 11th, 2011
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Tripoli – An official on Libya’s governing council says he believes Muammar Gaddafi is hiding in the south-western desert near the borders with Niger and Algeria, but denied allegations that the Tuareg minority ethnic group is protecting the fugitive leader. Moussa al-Kouni, who is a Tuar...