Sirte

  • Gaddafi spent last days scavenging for food November 8, 2011

    London: Former Libyan dictator Col Muammar Gaddafi scavenged for food and fled from one abandoned house to another during his desperate final days in his hometown of Sirte, one of his top security officials has revealed. In an exclusive interview with the 'CNN', Mansour Dao, Gaddafi's security chief, has said that...
  • The Last Word: the Gaddafi corpse watch October 28, 2011

    Africa's longest ruling dictator Muammar Gaddafi was killed by rebel forces in his hometown of Sirte. ...
  • Post-Gaddafi Libya under pressure to restore order October 23, 2011

    Benghazi: Racing to fill a power vacuum and prevent a descent into lawlessness, Libya is to proclaim its war over on Sunday and start building the ballot box democracy Muammar Gaddafi once saw as fit for "donkeys". Tens of thousands who before this year's revolt had known nothing but Gaddafi's all-powerful...
  • Gaddafi died of gunshot wound: Autopsy October 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi died of a gunshot wound to the head, confirmed an autopsy report on Sunday. The autopsy was carried out in Misrata and sources are now saying that the body will be returned to the commercial freezer in the city where it was put up...
  • Libyans lining up to see Muammar Gaddafi's body October 23, 2011

    Libyans, with children in tow, are queuing up at the meat market on the outskirts of Misrata, to get a glimpse of the dead body of Muammar Gaddafi. ...
  • Sri Lanka calls for probe on Gaddafi death October 23, 2011

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Sunday condemned the killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and demanded a probe into the circumstances surrounding his death. A 21-word terse statement by the ministry of external affairs said that "the government of Sri Lanka is of the opinion that the circumstances surrounding the death require...
  • NATO agrees to end Libya campaign in 10 days October 22, 2011

    Brussels: NATO said on Friday it plans to end its seven-month bombing campaign in Libya at the end of the month, leaving the battle-scarred country's new authorities on their own to ensure security after the death of Muammar Gaddafi and the ouster of his regime. The alliance made a preliminary decision...
  • Gaddafi's body put on display in shopping centre October 22, 2011

    Misrata: Muammar Gaddafi's blood-streaked body was on display in a commercial freezer at a shopping centre on Friday as Libyan authorities argued about what to do with his remains and questions deepened over official accounts of the longtime dictator's death. New video emerged of his violent, chaotic last moments, showing...
  • Gaddafi was captured in good health: Libyan PM October 21, 2011

    Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said Gaddafi was in "good health" when he was found in his hometown of Sirte. ...
  • Libya forces relaunch Sirte assault after setback October 20, 2011

    Sirte: Libyan interim government fighters have renewed their offensive on the besieged town of Sirte after being pushed back by die-hard Muammar Gaddafi loyalists holed up in the deposed leader's home town. Hundreds of National Transitional Council (NTC) troops have surrounded the Mediterranean coastal town for weeks in a chaotic struggle...
  • Gaddafi son Mo'tassim caught in Sirte October 13, 2011

    Tripoli: Muammar Gaddafi's son Mo'tassim was captured in Sirte while trying to escape the town, the head of the Tripoli Revolutionary Council said. "He was arrested today in Sirte," Colonel Abdullah Naker said. He was taken to Benghazi where he was questioned, other ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) sources based in Sirte...
  • Libyan fighters assault main Gaddafi base October 7, 2011

    Sirte: Revolutionary fighters on Friday assaulted a convention centre in the heart of Sirte that forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi turned into their main base, in what commanders said was a final offensive to crush resistance in the holdout city after weeks of siege. The forces of Libya's new rulers were...
  • Libya fighters loot Gaddafi tribe, showing divide October 6, 2011

    Abu Hadi, Libya: After capturing this hamlet, a center for Muammar Gaddafi's tribe, revolutionary fighters have gone on a vengeance spree, looting and burning homes and making off with gold, furniture and even automobiles. Other fighters are trying to persuade them to stop and have sought to protect the tribesmen of...
  • Libyan govt forces push into centre of Sirte October 6, 2011

    Libya: Libyan government forces fought their way, street by street, into the centre of Muammar Gaddafi's birthplace of Sirte on Wednesday after their commanders said the battle for the city was entering its final hours. Taking Sirte would be of huge symbolic importance to Libya's new rulers because it would dispense...
  • Libya's NTC readies new push into Sirte September 26, 2011

    Tripoli: Fighters backing Libya's interim rulers prepared to renew their advance into the coastal city of Sirte on Monday after NATO aircraft bombed targets in Muammar Gaddafi's home town to sap the resistance of the deposed leader's troops. Anti-Gaddafi forces had pushed to within a few hundred meters of the center...
  • Libyan forces retreat as Gaddafi bastions hold September 19, 2011

    Sirte: Libyan interim government forces fled in chaos on Sunday from Bani Walid and pulled back from Sirte after yet more failed attempts to storm Muammar Gaddafi's final bastions and take control of the entire country. Sunday's failed attempt appeared to be among the worst yet, setting off angry recriminations among...
  • Libya fighters move on last Gaddafi bastions September 10, 2011

    East of Sirte: Libyan fighters launched assaults on the final bastions of Muammar Gaddafi loyalists on Friday, with battles reported inside the holdout town of Bani Walid and near the ousted ruler's home town of Sirte. The battles erupted a day before a deadline set by Libya's interim National Transitional Council...
  • Hillary urges support for interim Libyan authority September 2, 2011

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on the international community to maintain their support towards Libya's emerging new leadership, while asserting that NATO's air mission will continue in the north African state till "civilians remain under threat of attack". At this critical juncture, the international community must...
  • If Libya burns, let it burn: Muammar Gaddafi September 2, 2011

    Ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi remained defiant, urging his supporters to continue their strong and violent resistance. ...
  • Gaddafi vows fight as world backs new leaders September 2, 2011

    Tripoli: Muammar Gaddafi urged his supporters from hiding to fight on as Libya's new interim rulers met world leaders on Thursday to discuss reshaping a nation torn by 42 years of one-man rule and six months of civil war. "Let it be a long battle. We will fight from place to...
  • Gaddafi sons broadcast confusion as battle looms September 1, 2011

    Tripoli: Muammar Gaddafi's sons clashed on the airwaves on Wednesday, with one offering peace and another promising a 'war of attrition' as a final battle for control of Libya's coast loomed. The conflicting messages were the latest evidence that the fallen leader was losing his grip on what remains of his...
  • Libya: Air raids hit Gaddafi's hometown Sirte March 28, 2011

    Ras Lanouf: International air raids targeted Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte for the first time Sunday night as rebels quickly closed in on the regime stronghold, a formidable obstacle that must be overcome for government opponents to reach the capital, Tripoli. A heavy bombardment of Tripoli also began after nightfall, with...