August 26, 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...]

Libya rebels claim Gaddafi son Khamis killed in airstrike

A Libyan rebel spokesman claims that a Nato air attack in Zlitan has killed 32 people, including Muammar Gaddafi's son Khamis. Khamis is a senior figure in the Gaddafi regime and one of its main military commanders. Zlitan is a frontline town where some of Gaddafi's most loyal and best … [Read more...]

Libya rebels capture Misrata airport

Libyan rebels have claimed to have retaken Misrata Airport as part of the offensive to clear pro-Gaddafi forces from Misrata. There are reports of hundreds of rebels fighters celebrating in the streets folowing the withdrawl of pro-Gaddafi soldiers. Burning government tanks have been … [Read more...]

Libya rebels push Gaddafi forces back in Misrata

Rebels in the Libyan port city of Misrata claim to have pushed pro-Gaddafi forces out of the outskirts of the besieged city. For two months the city has been under siege from forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. It has been the only outpost in Western Libya still in Rebel hands. Misrata … [Read more...]

Assassination of Saif al-Arab Gaddafi a desperate NATO gamble

The death of Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, and three of his children in a NATO airstrike has raised the stakes in Libya's civil war. If Colonel Gaddafi was resolute in his resistance before, with the spilling of hisown families blood he will most likely now fight to the bitter end. NATO have become … [Read more...]

Acclaimed Filmmaker Tim Hetherington killed in Libya

Acclaimed British photojournalist and documentary maker Tim Hetherington, has been killed while filming in the beseiged Libyan City of Misrata. Misrata has been under seige by forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi for more than seven weeks, and the humanitarian situation has become dire. A … [Read more...]

Gaddafi forces using cluster bombs in Misrata

Pro-Gaddafi forces besieging the Libyan town of Misrata have been accused of using cluster bombs against anti-government rebels and civilians. Human Rights Watch said one of its photographers had seen three mortar-launched projectiles explode over a residential area of Misrata. The … [Read more...]

French fighter jet destroys Libyan plane in Misrata

A French warplane has destroyed a Libyan aircraft that had been flying in breach of the United Nations no-fly zone. The small trainer aircraft had just landed in the besieged city of Misrata when it was attacked and destroyed by a French Rafale jetfighter. This is the first time an aircraft has … [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...]

Obama says US backing out of Libya command role

US President Barack Obama says the United States will transfer out of its command role in the UN operation in Libya "within days". Mr Obama, speaking in Chile where he is on a hand shaking mission, was quick to point out past events in Iraq and Afgahnistan when the US had acted "unilaterally and … [Read more...]