Posts Tagged ‘ Libya ’

Mauritania: Libya, France seek Senussi’s extradition

March 18, 2012
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Oman Tribune [Oman]    

"Libya said on Sunday it was sending a delegation to Mauritania to press for the extradition of Muammar Gaddafi’s intelligence chief Abdallah Al Senussi and Interpol called for his handover to promote rule of law in the North African state. ... Libya’s interim government may get embroiled in a legal tug-of-war with France and the International Criminal Court (ICC) over Senussi as they also want to put him on trial." (03/18/12)

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Libya: New regime on alert after warning from Gaddafi’s son

February 12, 2012
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Financial Times [UK]    

"Libya’s interim authorities have ramped up security precautions ahead of the anniversary of the country’s revolution after threats of a counter-revolution by the former leader’s exiled son. Saadi Gaddafi, a former self-styled football player and reputed playboy, warned in a television interview on Friday of imminent attacks on the country’s interim leadership coinciding with the February 17 anniversary of the Libyan uprising." (02/12/12)

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Libya: Gaddafi regime missiles missing

February 7, 2012
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USA Today    

"Inspectors searching for shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles amassed by Moammar Gadhafi and prized by terrorists can't account for potentially thousands of them. 'The frank answer is we don't know and probably never will,' said Andrew Shapiro, an assistant secretary of State." (02/07/12)

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Libya: Army chief of staff wants to disarm fighters

January 4, 2012
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Colorado Springs Gazette    

"Libya's new military chief of staff said Wednesday his first missions are to protect the desert nation's vast borders and help disarm thousands of former rebels who took part in the overthrow of longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi. Speaking to reporters in the capital, Tripoli, Gen. Youssef Mangoush said the country's fledgling military faces huge obstacles, including rebuilding its bases and purchasing new equipment." (01/04/12)

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Libya: Ex-rebels sign up for government jobs

December 28, 2011
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer    

"Hundreds of former Libyan rebels who helped topple Moammar Gadhafi were filling out applications Wednesday for jobs with the new government as a first step to disarmament, the interior minister said. Fawzy Abdul-Ali told The Associated Press that former rebels will be asked to turn in their weapons after training and working with the government. The uncontrolled ownership of weapons has been a major security concern since the end of the eight-month civil war that toppled Gadhafi in October." (12/28/11)

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Libya marks first independence day in 42 years

December 25, 2011
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USA Today    

"For the first time in more than four decades, Libyans on Saturday celebrated the 60th anniversary of the country's independence from Italy and France. Under Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule, the celebration was scrapped and instead, only the 1969 date of his coup was marked." (12/24/11)

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Russia urges NATO to probe Libyan deaths

December 19, 2011
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Hot Springs Sentinel-Record    

"Russia urged NATO on Monday to investigate civilian deaths in Libya from its bombing campaign, saying the alliance's claim that there were no civilian casualties is untrue. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said he has been asking NATO to give 'a definitive report' to the U.N. Security Council summing up its activities in Libya. But he said 'unfortunately' the alliance only provided 'piecemeal, rather perfunctory reports ... (that) were not very informative.'" (12/19/11)

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Benghazi protesters turn on Libya’s new rulers

December 12, 2011
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Agence France-Presse    

"Libya's new rulers came under fire from disgruntled protesters for the first time Monday as hundreds rallied in Benghazi, cradle of the uprising that toppled Moamer Kadhafi and brought them to power. ... In Benghazi's Shajara Square, men and women chanted slogans against Abdel Jalil and the NTC, which have run Libya since Kadhafi's ouster, complaining of a lack of transparency and willingness to forgive the ex-dictator's fighters." (12/12/11)

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Libya: One killed as army, militia clash

December 11, 2011
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CBS News    

"Revolutionary fighters clashed with national army troops near Tripoli's airport, leaving one person dead, officials said Sunday. ... Army spokesman Sgt. Abdel-Razik el-Shibahy said fighters from the western mountain town of Zintan, who control Tripoli's international airport, opened fire on two occasions on Saturday on the convoy of Gen. Khalifa Hifter, the commander of the fledgling national army." (12/11/11)

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Libya: New regime claims capture of Gaddafi intelligence chief

November 20, 2011
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CNN    

"Libyan revolutionary forces have captured the country's former intelligence chief, National Transitional Council officials said Sunday. Abdullah al-Senussi -- Moammar Gadhafi's brother-in-law -- was captured at his brother's house about 100 kilometers north of Sabha, senior National Transitional Council member Mohammed Sayeh said." (11/20/11)

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Libya: Forerunner of army deployed in militia feud

November 14, 2011
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Bismarck Tribune    

"Hundreds of uniformed men described as members of a new Libyan army have been deployed for the first time to settle a bloody feud between rival militias, officials said Monday. The soldiers, wearing beige camouflage uniforms and ID badges, were sent to serve as a buffer between gunmen from the city of Zawiya and the nearby tribal area of Warshefana." (11/14/11)

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Libya: Rival militias clash near military base

November 13, 2011
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USA Today    

"Rival militias clashed on the outskirts of Tripoli for a fourth day Sunday, the most sustained violence since the capture and killing of Moammar Gadhafi last month. The fighting, which has left at least four people dead since late last week, raised new concerns about the ability of Libya's transitional government to disarm thousands of fighters and restore order after a bloody eight-month civil war." (11/13/11)

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Tunisia: Court orders ex-Libyan PM extradited

November 8, 2011
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer    

"A Tunisian appeals court on Tuesday ordered former Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi extradited to Libya. Al-Mahmoudi was convicted of illegally crossing into Tunisia and imprisoned there in September, but the conviction was later overturned. Tunisian authorities have continued to hold him, however, following an extradition request from Libya." (11/08/11)

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Libya: Tripoli engineer becomes new prime minister

October 31, 2011
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MSNBC    

"Libya's interim leadership has chosen an electronics engineer from Tripoli as the country's new prime minister. Abdel-Rahim al-Keeb was chosen Monday by 51 members of the National Transitional Council and will appoint a new Cabinet in coming days. The new government is to run Libya in the coming months and to pave the way for general elections." (10/31/11)

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Libya: NATO ends seven-month campaign

October 31, 2011
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Austin American-Statesman    

"NATO's triumphant, 7-month air campaign against Libya ended Monday, setting the country on the path to a democratic transition less than two weeks after the capture and killing of ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The alliance turned down a Libyan request to extend the protective umbrella for a few more weeks, apparently eager to exit on a high note and wrap up a costly mission at a time of financial austerity." (10/31/11)

 

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Libya: UN ends NATO mandate

October 27, 2011
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CNN    

"The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to end military operations in Libya. The council adopted a resolution that rescinded its mandate for military intervention in Libya, effectively canceling the NATO mission there as of Monday." (10/27/11)

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Libya: New regime pledges to prosecute Gaddafi’s killers

October 27, 2011
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"Libya’s interim government has vowed to prosecute anyone found responsible for the death of Muammar Gadhafi, in a sharp break with earlier denials that he was executed. The National Transitional Council initially lied about the circumstances of Gadhafi’s death, claiming after inspecting the body that he was shot in the crossfire of gun battles in Sirte. But amateur videos from cell phones of the group of rebel fighters that captured the former dictator have confirmed Gadhafi was caught alive and unharmed." (10/27/11)

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Libya: Gaddafi buried in secret grave

October 25, 2011
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Seattle Times    

"Former Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi was secretly buried in a desert grave Tuesday, officials said, ending a four-day spectacle in which his bloody body was displayed to a public largely overjoyed about his ignominious end after decades of repressive rule." (10/25/11)

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Libya: Interim ruler unveils Sharia agenda

October 23, 2011
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Telegraph [UK]    

"Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the chairman of the National Transitional Council and de fact[o] president, had already declared that Libyan laws in future would have Sharia, the Islamic code, as its 'basic source.' ... Mr Abdul-Jalil went further, specifically lifting immediately, by decree, one law from Col. Gaddafi's era that he said was in conflict with Sharia -- that banning polygamy. ... he announced that in future bank regulations would ban the charging of interest, in line with Sharia." (10/23/11)

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Libya: Gaddafi killed as new regime overruns Sirte

October 20, 2011
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News Digests Wire    

"Moammar Gaddafi, ruler of Libya for 42 years until his recent overthrow by NATO forces and indigenous rebels, has been killed outside his home town of Sirte. Gaddafi was captured by National Transitional Council fighters after his convoy was attacked by NATO aircraft and he took refuge in a drain pipe. Accounts of his death -- whether he was killed while resisting capture, during a subsequent firefight between NTC and loyalist forces, or simply executed after surrendering -- conflict." (10/20/11)

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Moammar Gadhafi, RIP

October 20, 2011
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Antiwar.com Antiwar.com
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"You could almost hear the sigh of relief coming from Western capitals as news of Gadhafi’s unceremonious death spread around the world. Apparently captured alive ... he was almost immediately killed by his captors, who then dragged his body through the streets of Sirte, which had been the last loyalist holdout. That a US drone first attacked Gadhafi’s convoy, and so gave the rebels the opportunity to make short work of him, is a telling detail." (10/21/11)

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Libya: New regime’s forces extend control of Bani Walid; fighting continues in Sirte

October 17, 2011
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News Digests Wire    

"National Transitional Council fighters claimed Monday to have captured the main hospital in Bani Walid, one of former Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s last bases of support. NTC forces continued shelling of Sirte while ground troops pushed to the center of the city. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom re-opened its Tripoli embassy and a pro-Gaddafi TV channel confirmed the death of Gaddafi’s son Khamis, rumored since August." (10/17/11)

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Libya: After six weeks, rebels still trying to take Sirte

October 9, 2011
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Salt Lake Tribune    

"Libya’s revolutionary forces seized a convention center Sunday that had served as a key base for fighters loyal to Moammar Gadhafi in the fugitive leader’s hometown .... The inability to take Sirte, the most important remaining stronghold of Gadhafi supporters, more than six weeks after anti-Gadhafi fighters seized the capital has stalled efforts by Libya’s new leaders to set a timeline for elections and move forward with a transition to democracy." (10/09/11)

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Libya: Hundreds of flee Gaddafi’s hometown

October 4, 2011
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Chicago Sun-Times    

"Libyan revolutionary forces fired rockets into the western half of Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown Tuesday even as hundreds of residents streamed out of the city to flee the fighting. Anti-Gadhafi fighters launched their offensive against Sirte last month, but have faced fierce resistance from regime loyalists holed up inside." (10/04/11)

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Libya: Cabinet for emerging government finalized

October 3, 2011
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CNN    

"A slate of Cabinet ministers for Libya's emerging government was finalized Sunday, two spokesmen for the National Transitional Council said. The names of those in the new Cabinet are expected to be released soon, said the spokesmen, who declined to be named." (10/03/11)

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