Rumor and Anger Mount in Libya by Franklin Lamb Posted on January 15, 2012 by dandelionsalad by Franklin Lamb Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Tripoli, Libya January 14, 2012 This observer was stunned late last week when during a meeting in a Maghreb country with three high ranking former Libyan officials, among hundreds currently in hiding, [...]
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Gaddafi loyalists take back Bani Walid Reports say at least four people killed in clashes between besieged NTC forces and well-organised pro-Gaddafi fighters
Abdul Hafez Ghoga has resigned as the NTC’s deputy leader after being manhandled at a protest in Benghazi. Photograph: Sabri Elmhedwi/EPA Fighters loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have seized back the town of Bani Walid and raised the late dictator’s green flag, in a blow to Libya‘s struggling provisional government. Reports said at least four people were killed during [...]
Deputy head of Libya’s NTC resigns Abdul Hafez Ghoga says he was resigning after a series of protests against the country’s new rulers.
Protesters stormed the government office, demanding the sacking of Gaddafi-era officials [Reuters] Abdul Hafez Ghoga, the deputy head of Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has submitted his resignation. “My resignation is for the benefit of the nation and is required at this stage,” he told Al Jazeera on Sunday. “Unfortunately, the consensus has not continued to [...]
Leaked UN Report: Torture and Lynchings in Post-Gadhafi Libya Estimated 7,000 ‘Disappeared’ by New Regime
Leaked UN Report: Torture and Lynchings in Post-Gadhafi Libya Estimated 7,000 ‘Disappeared’ by New Regime by Jason Ditz, November 23, 2011 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum NATO officials are continuing to trumpet the regime change in Libya as a great military success for the alliance. But while we wait for the current regime to [...]
Terror and Revenge Engulfs NATO’s Libya by Franklin Lamb Posted on November 12, 2011 by dandelionsalad by Franklin Lamb Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Benghazi, Libya November 1, 2011 The “new Libya” has entered its own “Terror” which is spreading inexorably, aided by NATO member states including American, French and British SAS units known locally as “disappearance [...]
Antiwar.com’s Week in Review | October 28, 2011 Angela Keaton, October 28, 2011 Print This | Share This | Comment | Antiwar Forum Antiwar.com’s Week in Review | October 28, 2011 IN THIS ISSUE Mission accomplished in Libya? Surge in Af-Pak isn’t working The continuing role, post-Iraq The empire turns to Africa Assorted news from [...]
UN votes to end no-fly zone over Libya Security Council members vote unanimously to end no-fly zone in place since March despite Libyan calls for a delay.
Libyan interim leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil had asked for an extension of NATO‘s presence in the country Reuters] The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to end NATO’s no-fly zone over Libya, despite the country’s calls for a delay. The 15-member body voted on Thursday to end the no-fly zone, in place since March, [...]
Nato should stay in Libya, says Jalil Interim leader of Libya says Nato should remain in the country for the rest of the year to stop Gaddafi loyalists fleeing
Libya‘s interim leader, Mustafa Abdel Jalil (left), at the ‘friends of Libya’ group meeting in Qatar. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images reddit this Reuters in Doha guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 26 October 2011 12.11 BST Article history Nato should stay involved in Libya until the end of the year to help prevent Gaddafi loyalists from leaving the country, interim [...]
Dueling legitimacies in Libya Two sides are fighting a cold war over the nature of Libya’s new political order.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that ‘there is no military solution to the Libya conflict’ [EPA] After six months of defiant resistance, countless fiery speeches, chilling threats, and blood-curdling brutality, Gaddafi has finally fallen on his sword. His collapse, however, is far from the end of the story. Instead, it heralds the start of [...]
Muammar Gaddafi killed as Sirte falls NTC military chief says toppled leader died of wounds following capture near his hometown of Sirte.
Muammar Gaddafi, the toppled Libyan leader, has been killed near his hometown, Sirte. “We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Muammar Gaddafi has been killed,” the de facto Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told reporters in Tripoli. Abdul Hakim Belhaj, an NTC military chief, said Gaddafi had died of his wounds [...]
Muammar Gaddafi is dead, NTC says – live coverage This page will update automatically every minute: On | Off Muammar Gaddafi. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters • Libyan PM confirms death of former dictator • Pictures and video show body in the streets • Final pro-Gaddafi stronghold Sirte falls to NTC • Read a summary of today’s key events • Watch Reuters [...]
Libyan forces seize Sirte landmarks as battle for city nears end Fighters take university district, main hospital and conference centre, the hub of pro-Gaddafi defences Anti-Gaddafi fighters tear apart a loyalist flag at the University of Sirte after winning control of the area. Photograph: Saad Shalash/Reuters Libyan forces loyal to the interim council appear to [...]
Libyan residents flee Sirte as NATO bombing looks to continue [Reuters] NATO air raids to continue in Libya US defence chief says NATO campaign will go on as long as ground fighting continues, as residents flee city of Sirte. Last Modified: 04 Oct 2011 18:52 Leon Panetta, the US defence secretary, says NATO air raids [...]
National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters battle loyalist forces in Sirte. (AFP/Aris Messinis) Red Cross warns of medical emergency in Sirte, Libya Published yesterday (updated) 02/10/2011 12:08 MISRATA, Libya (AFP) — The international Red Cross warned of a medical emergency in Moammar Gadhafi‘s hometown Sirte as the battle for the fugitive Libyan strongman’s largest remaining [...]
Libyan Rebels Accused of Torture, Revenge Killings Human Rights Watch Urges New Regime to Stop Beating Detainees by Jason Ditz, September 30, 2011 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) is coming under growing scrutiny today, not just for its growing internal faction fighting, but for the behavior [...]
Libya fighting: Fears grow for civilians in Sirte Anti-Gaddafi fighters are optimistic Continue reading the main story Libya Crisis Pain resurfaces Chaotic fighting Islamists keen to engage Profile: Sirte International officials have expressed fears for more than 200,000 civilians caught in fierce clashes in the Libyan cities of Sirte and Bani Walid. Nato said fighters [...]