Misrata

By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Aug 16th, 2013
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Omran al-Oweib said his men came under fire after they dragged Col Gaddafi from a drainage pipe The commander of the brigade that captured Col Muammar Gaddafi has said he takes full responsibility for his death. In an exclusive interview with the BBC, Omran al-Oweib, a 31-year-old electrical engineer...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Sep 26th, 2012
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One of the young Libyan rebels credited with capturing Moammar Gadhafi in a drainage ditch nearly a year ago died Tuesday of injuries after being kidnapped, beaten and slashed by the late dictator’s supporters — the latest victim of persistent violence and instability in the North African count...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Mar 2nd, 2012
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Tripoli – A UN commission investigating alleged war crimes and human rights violations in Libya was unable to determine the cause of death of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi and his son Mutassim, a draft report said on Friday. The International Commission of Inquiry on Libya report said that Gadda...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Feb 17th, 2012
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One militia controls the airport. Others carve up neighborhoods of the Libyan capital into fiefdoms. They clash in the streets, terrifying residents. They hold detainees in makeshift prisons where torture is said to be rampant. As Libya on Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the upr...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Feb 1st, 2012
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Tripoli – A gun battle between rival militias erupted in the Libyan capital on Wednesday, illustrating how Libya’s new rulers have so far failed to put their stamp on their country and bring it under control. No one was hurt in the bizarre stand-off. Witnesses say remnants of fighting gro...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Jan 30th, 2012
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Tripoli – Libya’s deputy justice minister says his government has begun taking control of makeshift prisons in the country after human rights organisations complained of rampant torture of inmates. Minister Khalifa Ashour said on Sunday that judicial police are now in charge of some priso...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Jan 4th, 2012
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Tripoli – Libya on Tuesday named Yousef al-Manqoush, a retired general from the anti-Gaddafi bastion of Misrata, as head of the armed forces in the first significant move to build a new Libyan military. The appointment was announced as four fighters were killed in a gun battle between rival mil...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Dec 8th, 2011
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Tripoli – Libya’s interim government, under pressure from civilians, faces a tough task to disarm hundreds of former rebels who toppled Muammar Gaddafi’s regime and who are now ensuring security on the streets. The new government is yet to declare a clear programme as to how it plan...
By benim
In Libya
Oct 25th, 2011
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Misrata – Ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will be buried on Tuesday in a secret desert grave, a National Transitional Council official said, ending a wrangle over his rotting corpse that led many to fear for Libya’s governability. With their Western allies uneasy that Gaddafi was bat...
By benim
In Libya
Oct 24th, 2011
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A fire rages in Sirte. A fuel storage depot near Sirte is engulfed in flames, killing some 50 people who had gathered to fill buckets of fuel according to local residents. The cause of the blaze is still unknown. Some residents of the hometown of former leader Muammar Gaddafi fear for the new era in ...