October 15, 2018

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 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...]

NATO air strikes hammer Gaddafi navy

Nato air strikes in Libya have hit eight warships belonging to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces in co-ordinated raids on the ports of Tripoli, Al Khums and Sirte. In a statement, a spokesman said Nato had to take "decisive action" given Colonel Gaddafi's increasing use of naval assets to launch … [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...]

Obama defends US involvement in Libya

Libya is President Barack Obama's first war he can call his own. Understandably he is a bit sensitive about it. Defending US involvement in the United Nations backed military intervention, President Obama said "countless lives" have been saved that were threatened by the forces of the "tyrant" … [Read more...]