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Libya leadership ‘stained’ by Kadhafi killing: Britain

LONDON — Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday that the reputation of Libya’s new leaders had been “stained” by the killing of ousted dictator Moamer Kadhafi. Hammond said he would like to see an investigation into the death of Kadhafi, who was captured alive during the fall of his…

No sign of Gaddafi as rebels overrun Tripoli headquarters

TRIPOLI — Rebels overran Moamer Kadhafi’s compound in Tripoli Tuesday, raising their flag and ripping the head off his statue, but said they had found no sign of the strongman or his sons. The streets of Tripoli erupted into celebratory gunfire when news spread that the insurgents had breached the…

Gaddafi unable to launch offensive: NATO commander

Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi are no longer able to launch a credible military offensive, the commander of NATO-led Libyan operations told AFP in an interview Thursday. “The Kadhafi regime’s forces continue to be weakened, both in strength and their will to fight,” Canada’s Lieutenant-General Charles Bouchard said, speaking from his Italy headquarters,…

US says goal is to get Gaddafi to step down

SANTIAGO – The United States Monday sent mixed messages about its objectives in Libya, as President Barack Obama said Moamer Kadhafi must go, but vowed US forces would stick to a narrower UN mandate. “Our military action is in support of an international mandate from the Security Council that specifically…

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