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Kadhafi son captured in Sirte: NTC

TRIPOLI — Mutassim Kadhafi, a son of Libya’s former leader, has been arrested in his hometown of Sirte, the new National Transitional Council said Wednesday. “Mutassim Kadhafi was captured at Sirte and was transferred to Benghazi” in the country’s east, NTC advisor Abdelkarim Bizama told AFP. “We did not announce…

Libya delays unveiling new cabinet as battles rage

The birth of a new government in Libya, due on Sunday, was put off indefinitely amid disputes over portfolios and as Moamer Kadhafi diehards put up stiff resistance in their remaining strongholds. National Transitional Council (NTC) number two Mahmud Jibril said last-minute haggling delayed the announcement of the new cabinet…

Libya fighters surge into two Kadhafi bastions

Fighters loyal to Libya’s new leaders on Friday thrust deep into the city of Sirte and into desert oasis Bani Walid, two of fugitive Moamer Kadhafi’s few remaining bastions, AFP reporters said. On the political front, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in Tripoli, boosting international support for the…

Gaddafi loyalist gunmen dig in as town suffers

WISHTATA, Libya, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Haunted by gun-toting loyalists and festooned with faded portraits of Muammar Gaddafi, the besieged Libyan town of Bani Walid remains stubbornly in the hands of die-hard gunmen raring to fight for their deposed leader. Anti-Gaddafi fighters at the gates of Bani Walid, one of…

Kadhafi ‘in Libya’ as aides seek refuge in Niger

Moamer Kadhafi is still in Libya, his media mouthpiece said on Wednesday, as his henchmen sought refuge in Niger and opposition fighters moved in against the last of his forces. “I can tell you that I spoke with Kadhafi very recently,” Mishan al-Juburi, the owner of Arrai Oruba television, the…

Libyan military says Gaddafi in desert town

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi is in a desert town outside Tripoli planning a fightback, a Libyan military chief said on Thursday, as Libya’s interim rulers conferred with world powers on reshaping a nation torn by 42 years of one-man rule and six months of war. Abdel Majid Mlegta, coordinator…

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