February 22, 2019

Human rights group says Gaddafi loyalists executed

The bodies of 53 Gaddafi loyalists have been found at a hotel in the Libyan city of Sirte after apparently being executed, a human rights group says. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the victims - some of whom had their hands bound - died about a week ago. It is the latest accusation of … [Read more...]

Turkey recognises Libya Rebel Transitional Council

Turkey has recognised the rebel Transitional National Council in Libya as the true representative of Libya's people, with the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu saying it was time for the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to go. Turkey has pledged a further $200m in aid for the rebels in … [Read more...]

British Military officers going to Libya to ‘advise’ rebels

British military officers are heading to Libya to be advisors to the rebel forces fighting against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's army, the UK government has announced. Foreign Secretary William Hague said the group of ten officers would be deployed in the opposition stronghold of Benghazi. They will … [Read more...]

Libyan Foreign Minister resigns and flees to London

Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Loussa has turned up in London and announced he has resigned his role in the Gaddafi government. As one of the international faces of the Gaddafi regime Moussa's loss is a blow for Gaddafi's credibility on the world stage. As far as internal matters go though, … [Read more...]

Gaddafi’s Army still on the attack in Libya

The Libyan military might have been battered by air strikes and over 160 Tomahawk cruise missiles, but Gaddafi's army is still attacking on the ground in key Libyan cities. Gaddafi's ground forces have retreated from the eastern city of Benghazi, but the fighting continues to rage in Misrata and … [Read more...]

Arab League criticises UN Libya strikes

Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa has criticised French, British and US air and missile strikes against Libya. Speaking in Cairo, Moussa said "What is happening in Libya differs from the aim of imposing a no-fly zone, and what we want is the protection of civilians and not the bombardment … [Read more...]

Libyan Jet shot down over Benghazi

A Libyan fighter jet has been shot down over Benghazi and explosions have been heard in the city. Despite the Libyan government declaring a cease fire in response to the United Nations no-fly vote on Friday, it appears that Colonel Gaddafi's forces are carrying on their offensive to recapture the … [Read more...]

UN votes ‘yes’ to Libya no-fly zone

The United Nations Security Council voted for a no-fly zone over Libya and approved "all necessary measures" short of an invasion "to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas". The resolution was proposed by the UK, France and Lebanon and was was carried 10-0 in favour with five … [Read more...]

Fighting in Tripoli as Gaddafi flees

Heavy fighting is taking place in Libya's capital Tripoli with Security forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi fighting protesters and army units. Witnesses say warplanes are firing on protesters in Tripoli and dozens have been killed. Snipers have also been firing on protesters. The eastern … [Read more...]

Protesters massacred in Libya as Gaddafi loses grip on power

Witnesses are claiming that Libyan security forces and other gunmen have opened fire on protesters in Benghazi and Tripoli with the death toll now in the hundreds. Human Rights Watch says conservativley that at least 104 people have been killed in Libya since anti-government protests erupted on … [Read more...]