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By benim
In Libya
Apr 8th, 2011
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GENEVA – A U.N. panel says several hundred foreign fighters are likely operating for both Moammar Gadhafi’s regime and the rebels in Libya, and many may be involved in serious human rights violations. The head of a United Nations working group on the use of mercenaries said Friday that many of ...
By benim
In Libya
Apr 8th, 2011
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Libyan rebels said five of their fighters were killed when NATO planes mistakenly bombed a rebel tank column and a top U.S. general said they were unlikely to be able to oust Muammar Gaddafi by force. With daily skirmishes near the contested port of Brega in eastern Libya making little impact on the ...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Apr 8th, 2011
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GENEVA – The U.N. children’s agency says snipers are targeting children in the besieged rebel-held Libyan city of Misrata. UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado told reporters in Geneva on Friday that the global body has received “reliable and consistent reports of children being among the p...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 7th, 2011
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Walking down a Tripoli street with a bag full of freshly baked bread, a Libyan man frowned when he saw crowds of children chanting the praises of Brother Leader Muammar Gaddafi. As explosions from what appeared to be NATO air strikes echoed in Tripoli, hundreds of children were taken by bus to a squa...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 3rd, 2011
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The wounded men on the aid ship from the besieged city of Misrata, torn apart by shrapnel and bullets, tell of the bloodiest front in the revolt against Libya’s Moamer Kadhafi.   They speak of a city under lockdown that has gone weeks without electricity or running water, where snipers hav...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 3rd, 2011
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The United States agreed to extend air strikes in Libya into Monday as the oil town of Brega saw heavy fighting, with rebel forces advancing only to fall back after an ambush by forces loyal to Moamer Kadhafi. The US air strikes, part of a coalition effort to protect civilians from Kadhafi’s fo...
By benim
In Libya
Apr 3rd, 2011
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TRIPOLI, Libya – At the Rixos Hotel, Moammar Gadhafi’s gilded cage for foreign journalists, fistfights break out. Paranoia is high. And the Libyan government is on unblinking watch for any deviation in the official script. Waitresses who serve coffee with smiles on their faces act more like tra...
By benim
In Libya
Apr 3rd, 2011
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Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Abdelati Obeidi flew to Greece Sunday to deliver a message from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to the Greek prime minister, a senior government official told Reuters. His trip came after Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou had a phone conversation with Libyan Prime Mi...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 3rd, 2011
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At least one person was killed and several wounded early Sunday when forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi shelled a building in the rebel-held city of Misrata, a resident told Reuters. The shelling hit a building which was previously being used to treat the wounded from the fighting in Misra...
By benim
In Libya
Apr 3rd, 2011
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Benghazi – Airstrikes intended to thwart Muammar Gaddafi’s forces killed 13 rebel fighters in eastern Libya instead, the opposition said Saturday, but they described it as an “unfortunate accident” and stressed it did not diminish their support for the international air campai...