Sunday, October 21, 2012

Libya rebels

  • This Video Of Libyan Rebels Showing Off Their Weapons Reveals How ...

    Things could be about to get bad in Libya - rebel militias have reportedly been preparing a large-scale assault on the former pro-Qaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid, revealing how strong internal tensions are one year after the death of Muammar Qaddafi.

  • Spring break in Libya

    What he didn't tell them was that he had decided to fight with the Libyan rebels against Muammar al-Qaddafi. He wanted to see something historic, he told friends.

  • Former Gadhafi stronghold slow to embrace revolution

    2012 - SIRTE, Libya - Huge splotches of white paint mark numerous walls in the coastal city of Sirte, trying to cover up Muammar Gadhafi's slogan - "Allah, Muammar and Libya." Even so, the walls of Gadhafi's hometown still lack the graffiti ...

  • Group: Libyan rebels 'executed' Gadhafi loyalists

    Group: Libyan rebels 'executed' Gadhafi loyalists; Libyan rebels appear to have "summarily executed" scores of fighters loyal to Moammar Gadhafi, and probably the dictator himself, when they overran his hometown a year ago, a human rights group said ...

  • Libya: The shadow of Muammar Gaddafi

    A year after rebels killed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Libya struggles to fight new demons. Erin CunninghamOctober 19, 2012 16:18.

  • Death of Libyan rebel raises calls for vengeance

    MISRATA, Libya (AP) - 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 ...

  • Libya: Qaddafi's former spokesman arrested

    Fighters of the pro-government Libya Shield militia have besieged the town, some 140 kilometers (90 miles) southeast of Tripoli, for the past several weeks, blaming residents for the death of a well-known anti-Qaddafi rebel. On Wednesday, they attacked ...

  • Libyan militia leader says he went to Benghazi consulate, denies role in attack

    Libya's rebel council moved to disband Abu Obaida Bin Jarrah after the July 2011 assassination of rebel army chief Abdel Fattah Younis, a killing blamed on the Islamist group.

  • Libya: Rebels against Ghadafi loyalist

    With the country's political atmosphere still tense, gun battles is least the General National Congress of Libya could ask for.

  • How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels ...

    Those heavy weapons are most likely from Muammar Gaddafi's stock of about 20,000 portable heat-seeking missiles—the bulk of them SA-7s—that the Libyan leader obtained from the former Eastern bloc. Reuters reports that Syrian rebels have been using ...

  • Did Reuters file misleading Benghazi report?

    At the time, rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi admitted in an interview that a significant number of the Libyan rebels were al-Qaida fighters, many of whom had fought U.S.

  • Libyan turmoil persists year after Gadhafi death

    Libya is still building a national army and transitional authorities depended heavily on ex-rebel forces such as Libya Shield to secure the country. The civilians, meanwhile, streamed out of the town as the steady thump of heavy machine guns could be ...

  • WSJ: Syria 'Awash With Advanced Antiaircraft Weapons'

    The Wall Street Journal has a superb piece of reporting, posted last night, about what's now undeniable: The Syrian rebels now have access to a significant amount of anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles, some supplied from Libya. Some key parts from ...

  • UN council plans sanctions on Congo rebels

    By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press The attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has become a major issue in the presidential campaign, focused on the evolving Obama administration... By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press The attack on ...

  • Yesterday's heroes, today's headache

    Libya's new rulers have struggled to stamp their authority on brigades made up of ex-rebels, some of whom believe their legitimacy, forged on the front line, trumps that of the country's elected representatives.

  • How Did Gaddafi Die? A Year Later, Unanswered Questions and Bad Blood

    It's been a year since the world was transfixed by the extraordinary video of Muammar Gaddafi, sitting bloodied and cowering in his hometown of Sirt, as he faced his imminent death, while Libyan rebels pummeled him with rifle butts and boots. Within ...

  • 'War crime': Gaddafi, his son and over 60 loyalists executed by rebel fighters ...

    Libyan rebels abused and mass murdered Colonel Gaddafi, his son Mutassim, and 66 loyalists, after their capture a year ago, Human Rights Watch says.

  • Ex-rebels attack Libya's Bani Walid, 11 killed

    At least eleven Libyans were killed and scores wounded in clashes on Wednesday when ex-rebels linked to the army attacked Bani Walid, a former bastion of dictator Moamer Kadhafi, local sources said.

  • Libyan militias shell former Gaddafi stronghold town

    While Misrata spent weeks under siege by Gaddafi forces in last year's war, Bani Walid, 140 km (90 miles) away, was one of those that remained loyal to Gaddafi longest.

  • Libya government says captures former Gaddafi spokesman

    It remains isolated from the rest of Libya and former rebels say it still harbors pockets of support for the old government.

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