Libya Unrest

  • Gaddafi's body taken to secret location: report 20-10-2011 06:50 PM

    Misrata: The body of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is being taken to a location which is being kept secret for security reasons, a National Transitional Council official said on Thursday. Gaddafi died of wounds suffered on Thursday as fighters battling to complete an eight-month-old uprising against his rule overran...
  • US checking reports of Gaddafi's death 20-10-2011 05:55 PM

    Washington: US officials on Thursday scrambled to check reports that deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had died after being captured near his hometown of Sirte following months of civil war. Gaddafi was wounded in the head and legs as he tried to flee in a convoy that came under attack...
  • Libyan forces capture part of Gaddafi stronghold 20-09-2011 05:27 PM

    Bani Walid: Libya's interim government said its forces seized the airport and fort in Sabha, one of the last strongholds of forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi which also controls the main route south out of Libya. "Our forces are there in the airport and in the castle ... Our flags...
  • Libyan fighters move towards Gaddafi's area 16-09-2011 05:14 PM

    Bani Walid: Libyan revolutionary forces faced fierce resistance as they streamed into one of the remaining bastions of support for Muammar Gaddafi on Friday, while the Turkish Prime Minister met with the country's new rulers in the capital Tripoli. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit came a day after the...
  • Gaddafi's underground city under Tripoli 26-08-2011 02:24 PM

    London: Fallen Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi had virtually built an underground city under the capital Tripoli, with a vast maze of well hidden reinforced tunnels fanning out for miles in different directions. "There is a Tripoli above ground and a Tripoli underground", a rebel commander exclaimed as his men stumbled...
  • Zero hour for Gaddafi as besieged Tripoli rises up 21-08-2011 11:16 AM

    Tripoli: Explosions and gunfire rocked Tripoli through the night as opponents of Muammar Gaddafi rose up in the capital, declaring a final push to topple the Libyan leader after a six-month war reached the city's outskirts. A defiant Gaddafi said an assault by "rats" had been repelled. "Those rats... were...
  • Libyan rebels say military commander killed 29-07-2011 02:31 AM

    Benghazi: The head of the Libyan rebel's armed forces and two of his aides were killed by gunmen on Thursday, the head of the rebel leadership said. The death of Abdel-Fattah Younis was announced at a press conference in the de facto rebel capital, Benghazi, by the head of the...
  • Libyan govt shows reporters NATO bomb sites 26-07-2011 02:47 AM

    Zlitan: The Libyan government showed foreign journalists on Monday a destroyed flu clinic and food warehouses it said had been hit earlier in the day by NATO airstrikes, killing eight people. The attacks took place in the government-held town of Zlitan, 90 miles (140 kilometers) east of the capital Tripoli...
  • Libyan rebels claim advances in western mountains 27-06-2011 01:06 PM

    Tripoli: Rebels in Libya's western mountains said they have advanced and are battling Muammar Gaddafi's forces in a strategic town southwest of the capital, ramping up pressure against government troops on a second front. The rebels' claim of an advance into the outskirts of the town of Bair al-Ghanam, some...
  • US slaps sanctions on entities associated with Gaddafi 22-06-2011 05:33 PM

    Washington: As part of efforts to tighten the noose around Muammar Gaddafis regime, the US has slapped sanctions against nine Libyan entities, including a Karachi-based company which is jointly owned by the governments of Libya and Pakistan. The US Treasury Department yesterday said that it had targetted three foreign Libyan-owned...
  • Libyan rebels try to close on Gaddafi 18-06-2011 09:30 AM

    Dafniyah: Libya's rebels have traded heavy artillery fire with Muammar Gaddafi's forces near the western city of Zlitan as they tried to take government-held territory east of the capital Tripoli. The city, 160 km (100 miles) from Tripoli, is the next major town on the Mediterranean coastal road to the...
  • Rape a weapon of war in Libya 17-06-2011 11:43 AM

    Videos of the sexual assaults are frequently found on captured cellphones in Libya. ...
  • Gaddafi vows to fight on, NATO jets pound Tripoli 08-06-2011 12:57 AM

    Tripoli: Waves of NATO aircraft hit Tripoli on Tuesday in the most sustained bombardment of the Libyan capital since Western forces began air strikes in March. By Tuesday afternoon, war planes were striking different parts of the city several times an hour, hour after hour, rattling windows and sending clouds...
  • Libya oil chief defects, NATO extends campaign 02-06-2011 07:25 AM

    Tripoli: Libya's top oil official became the latest leading figure to desert Muammar Gaddafi on Wednesday, complaining of "unbearable" violence and adding political momentum to a revolt against the leader's long rule. In rebel-held eastern Libya, an explosion damaged a hotel used by rebels and foreigners in Benghazi, wounding one...
  • Libya airstrikes cripple Gaddafi's forces: NATO 21-05-2011 07:48 AM

    Tripoli/Brussels: NATO's bombing campaign in Libya has crippled the government's ability to attack rebels fighting to topple Muammar Gaddafi and effectively forced the leader into hiding, the alliance said on Friday. NATO took command of a UN-authorised mission nearly two months ago to stop Gaddafi's forces attacking civilians, and Western...
  • Libyan TV shows footage of long-absent Gaddafi 12-05-2011 09:32 AM

    Tripoli: Libyan state TV showed footage of an apparently healthy Muammar Gaddafi meeting officials in a Tripoli hotel on Wednesday, ending nearly two weeks of doubt over his fate since a NATO air strike killed his son. Gaddafi, who had not appeared in public since the April 30 strike on...
  • NATO doesn't know if Gaddafi is dead or alive 11-05-2011 08:06 AM

    Naples: NATO said on Tuesday it was unaware of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi being dead or alive and denied its air strikes on Tripoli were aimed to kill him. "All NATO targets are military targets, which means that the targets we've been hitting are command and control bunkers," NATO...
  • Libya: Gaddafi's son killed in NATO air strike 01-05-2011 06:55 AM

    Tripoli: A NATO missile struck a house in Tripoli where Muammar Gaddafi and his wife were staying on Saturday, killing his youngest son and three grandchildren but missing the Libyan leader, a government spokesman said. The strike would be a significant blow to the morale of the regime, which is...
  • Defiant Gaddafi calls for talks on Libya 30-04-2011 08:33 PM

    Tripoli: Defiant Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi vowed on Saturday not to quit, but said he was ready for a "ceasefire and negotiations" as NATO bombed a key government complex in Tripoli while the Libyan regime stepped up the offensive in the besieged western city of Misurata. "I'm not leaving my...
  • NATO mission in Libya not for regime change: US 27-04-2011 12:43 PM

    Washington: Asserting that the goal of NATO's military mission in Libya is not regime change, United States has reiterated its demand that the Libyan authoritarian leader, Muammar Gaddafi, resign and leave the country. "We have been clear, both as the United States and as NATO, that the military mission in...
  • Heavy fighting in Misrata and Libyan mountains 26-04-2011 01:47 PM

    Tripoli: Libya's rebel-held city of Misrata won no respite from two months of bitter siege as Muammar Gaddafi's forces bombarded the city and battled rebel fighters, despite pulling out of the city centre. Gaddafi's forces were also pounding Berber towns in Libya's Western Mountains with artillery, rebels and refugees said,...
  • NATO air strike flattens Gaddafi's compound 25-04-2011 06:26 PM

    Tripoli: A NATO air strike destroyed buildings inside Muammar Gaddafi's office in the capital Tripoli on Monday as forces loyal to the embattled leader pounded western Misurata, despite the regime announcing halt to operations in the besieged city. In one of the biggest air strikes to hit Tripoli since the...
  • Oscar-nominated director killed in Libya 21-04-2011 07:50 AM

    Misrata: Two Western photojournalists, including an Oscar-nominated film director, were killed on Wednesday in the besieged city of Misrata while covering battles between rebels and Libyan government forces. Two others working alongside them were wounded. British-born Tim Hetherington, co-director of the documentary 'Restrepo' about US soldiers on an outpost in...
  • Libya: Misrata turns graveyard as death toll rises 19-04-2011 08:21 AM

    As pro-Gaddafi forces try to re-take the city, the rebels' frustration with NATO is also growing. ...
  • Libya: Gaddafi defiant despite NATO airstrikes 15-04-2011 08:03 AM

    Tripoli: Muammar Gaddafi rolled defiantly through the streets of Tripoli, pumping his fists as he poked through the sun roof of an SUV on Thursday, the same day that NATO airstrikes shook the city. The alliance's foreign ministers, while united in their aim to pressure the Libyan leader to go,...
  • Western, Arab nations say Gaddafi must go 13-04-2011 11:03 PM

    Tripoli: International powers meeting on Libya's future called for the first time on Wednesday for Muammar Gaddafi to step aside, but NATO countries squabbled publicly over stepping up air strikes to help topple him. In a victory for Britain and France, which are leading the air campaign and pushed for...
  • African Union says Libya accepts cease-fire plan 11-04-2011 07:19 AM

    Tripoli: A delegation of African leaders said on Sunday that their Libyan counterpart, Muammar Gaddafi, accepted their "road map" for a cease-fire with rebels, whom they will meet on Monday. They met hours after NATO airstrikes battered Gaddafi's tanks, helping Libyan rebels push back government troops who had been advancing...
  • Gaddafi appears on State TV as new fight erupts 10-04-2011 07:33 AM

    Ajdabiyah: A buoyant Muammar Gaddafi made his first television appearance for five days on Saturday and his troops engaged rebels in new fighting on the eastern front in Libya's civil war. While fighting flared up again on the war's only active frontline, a Red Cross ship brought medical supplies to...
  • US general sees no military outcome in Libya 08-04-2011 01:25 PM

    Ajdabiyah: Libyan rebels said five of their fighters were killed when NATO planes mistakenly bombed a rebel tank column and a top US 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...
  • Libyan wounded describe Misrata as 'hell' 04-04-2011 11:08 PM

    Tripoli: Gaddafi forces using tanks and snipers are carrying out a "massacre" in Misrata with corpses on the streets and hospitals full of the wounded, evacuees said, with one describing the besieged city as "hell". Misrata, Libya's third city, rose up with other towns against Muammar Gaddafi's rule in mid-February,...