August 23, 2019

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 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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

NATO admits “systems failure” in Tripoli raid civilian deaths

Nato has admitted "a weapons systems failure" in an air strike on Libyan capital, Tripoli on Sunday that led to civilian casualties. In a statement, NATO said the intended target of the strike was a military missile site, but "it appears that one weapon" did not hit it. "Nato regrets the loss … [Read more...]

Eight senior Libya military officers defect to rebels

Eight senior Libyan military officers - including five generals - have defected from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's army and joined the rebels. At a news conference in Rome the men appealed to fellow soldiers in Gaddafi's army to join them and back the rebels. One of the generals' named as On Ali … [Read more...]

South African President Zuma to visit Libya’s Gaddafi

South African President Jacob Zuma is to visit Libya next week for talks with Western Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, according to a statement on the South African leader's website. Zuma will meet Gaddafi in Tripoli on Monday in "his capacity as a member of the African Union high level panel for … [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 oil minister goes AWOL

Libyan Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem has left Libya for Tunisia then disappeared. Tunisian officials say he crossed the border on Saturday to go to the island of Djerba. He was later reported to have left for an unknown destination. The Libyan government said Ghanem had been on official business … [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...]