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By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 31st, 2011
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BRUSSELS – The new commander of international military operations in Libya warned Thursday that anyone attacking civilians would be “ill-advised” to continue, and said he would look into a report by a Vatican envoy that air strikes had killed 40 innocent people. As NATO took over command ...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 29th, 2011
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Muammar Gaddafi’s better armed and organized troops reversed the westward charge of rebels and world powers meeting in London piled pressure on the Libyan leader to end his 41-year rule. British Prime Minister David Cameron, opening the London conference, accused Libyan troops of “murdero...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 28th, 2011
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Rabat – Libya’s Foreign Ministry declared a ceasefire in Misrata on Monday, the Libyan news agency said, referring to the western town where rebels earlier said government forces gained control of part of the city. “The Foreign Ministry… announces that anti-terrorism units hav...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 28th, 2011
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London – British jets bombed ammunition bunkers in southern Libya early on Monday after weekend strikes took out a score of tanks and armoured vehicles near the towns of Ajdabiya and Misrata, officials said. Tornado GR4s flying from Britain and refuelled in mid-air conducted strike missions aga...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 26th, 2011
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Addis Ababa – The African Union wants to meet Libyan opposition leaders to discuss a roadmap to end the conflict in Libya, the pan-African organisation said on Saturday. An AU ad hoc committee on Libya met in Addis Ababa on Friday for consultations on the roadmap and “interacted” wi...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 26th, 2011
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Ajdabiya – Libyan rebels regained control of the eastern gateway city of Ajdabiya on Saturday after international airstrikes on Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, in the first major turnaround for an uprising that once appeared on the verge of defeat. In a western city the opposition lost to Gaddafi, a ...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 26th, 2011
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Tripoli – At least 114 people have been killed and 445 wounded in four days of coalition strikes on Libya, a health ministry official said on Friday. “From March 20 to March 23, raids (by the coalition) killed 114 people and wounded 445 others,” the official, Khaled Omar, told a new...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 26th, 2011
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Rabat – Government forces have kidnapped and beaten up residents of Zawiyah since recapturing the city near the capital Tripoli two weeks ago, a rebel spokesman said. “The [Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's] battalions have deployed checkpoints at every crossroad and street in the city,R...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Mar 26th, 2011
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Tripoli – A military site in Tripoli’s eastern Tajura suburb was in flames early on Saturday after three major explosions rocked the district, a witness told AFP. “The district was shaken by three explosions in succession,” the resident said, adding that the blasts had shatter...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 26th, 2011
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Western warplanes bombed Muammar Gaddafi’s armour in eastern Libya on Friday to try to break a battlefield stalemate and help rebels take the strategic town of Ajdabiyah. The African Union said it was planning to facilitate talks to help end war in the oil producing country. But NATO said its n...