August 23, 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...]

Gaddafi calls for mass protests against NTC

Libya's deposed leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has called on Libyans to come on to the streets "in their millions" to resist the nation's interim leaders. In an audio message broadcast on Syrian-based Arrai television, he says conditions in Libya have become "unbearable". The message comes as … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Gaddafi forces capture key Libyan oil port

Sustained attacks by pro-Gaddafi forces have driven the rebels out of the strategic oil port of Ras Lanuf. With Colonel Gaddafi's troops taking full advantage of their air power and heavy weapons, the rebel forces had no chance of holding their positions. There have been reports of severe … [Read more...]