September 17, 2019

Gaddafi and son buried in the Libyan desert

The bodies of ex-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, his son Mutassim and former Defence Minister Abu Bakr Younis Jabr have been buried in secret in the desert, Libyan officials say. A National Transitional Council (NTC) official said the bodies were buried at dawn in an unknown location. The … [Read more...]

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...]

Colonel Gaddafi killed in Sirte fighting

Libya's former leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has been killed after his convoy tried to fight its way out of his birth city of Sirte. The circumstances of his death are not yet clear. Fighters loyal to the National Transitional Council (NTC) said they found him hiding in a hole, and shot him … [Read more...]

Libyan government launches fresh offensive against Sirte

Libyan transitional government forces have launched a new offensive against the pro-Gaddafi stronghold of Sirte after a two day lull in the fighting to allow civilians to flee. Rocket barrages and tank fire has been directed at the city centre. Government forces have the town surrounded and have … [Read more...]

Libyan government forces enter Sirte

The three day assault by Libyan government fighters on one of Muammar Gaddafi's last strongholds - the city of Sirte - has breached the defences and its capture is only hours away. Soldiers traded rocket fire with Gaddafi loyalists as they edged from the eastern suburbs into the city. Two … [Read more...]

Libyan Government soldiers cut off Niger escape route

Forces loyal to Libya's new government have taken control of the strategic city of Sabha, which controls the main road south to Niger. Government fighters have been firing into the air to celebrate its capture, which means anti-Gaddafi forces now control southern Libya and Colonel Gaddafi has … [Read more...]

Military convoy of pro-Gaddafi forces crosses into Niger

An armed convoy of soldiers has crossed from Libya into Niger and arrived in Agadez late on Monday, military sources from France and Niger told Reuters news agency. The convoy of 200 to 250 vehicles is believed to be carrying mainly Tuareg fighters recruited by fugitive Libyan leader Col Muammar … [Read more...]

Cameron orders inquiry into Libyan rendition allegations

British Prime Minister David Cameron says that allegations that MI6 was involved in the rendition of Libyan terror suspects should be examined by an independent inquiry. When a regime like the Gaddafi's falls in a hurry it does not allow time for secrets to be disposed of. Hence the discovery of … [Read more...]

Gaddafi vows to fight on in Libya

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has vowed to carry on fighting his enemies in an audio recording broadcast on a loyalist TV station based in Damascus, Syria of all places. "The Libyan people cannot kneel, cannot surrender, we are not women," he said in the message on the al-Rai … [Read more...]

Gaddafi’s family flees to Algeria

It is official,the Gaddafi family reunion is in Algeria this year. Members of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's family are reported to have arrived in Algeria much to the annoyance of the National Transitional Council who have never felt the love for their revolution from the Algerian government. A … [Read more...]

Libyan rebels enter Tripoli

Convoys of Libyan rebels have entered Tripoli and meeting no resistance. Many people are on the streets celebrating after a day of heavy fighting yesterday in and around the capital. The green flags of Gaddafi supporters are being torn down. The whereabouts of the estimated 65,000 pro-Gaddafi … [Read more...]

Libyan rebels capture Zawiya oil refinery

The major oil refinery outside the Libyan town of Zawiya has been captured by rebel forces after a short battle. The refinery was the last major source of oil for the Gaddafi regime and unless his forces can counter attack it is another nail in the coffin for his rule. Fighting is still going … [Read more...]

Libya rebels fight for town only 50km from Tripoli

Libyan rebel forces are engaged in heavy fighting with forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in the coastal town of Zawiya only 50km from Tripoli. Both sides are claiming to have control of the town which is a vital road link between the Libyan capital and the Tunisian border. The oil … [Read more...]

Syrian military bombards Palestinian refugees in Latakia

The Syrian military offensive against civilians in the port city of Latakia has claimed the lives of at least four Palestinian refugees and forced Thousands to flee. The Syrian Navy have backed up a ground offensive and a spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works agency (Unrwa) says that … [Read more...]

Libyan rebels capture Gaddafi munitions bunker

Libyan rebels pushing towards Tripoli from the West have captured a major complex of underground weapons bunkers after the remaining forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi were cleared from the area. The arms dump is located just south of the town of Zintan. It was attacked by NATO forces a few … [Read more...]