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Coalition air strike hits Libya rebels, 13 dead

EAST OF BREGA, Libya (Reuters) – A NATO-led air strike killed 13 Libyan rebels in a “regrettable incident,” a rebel spokesman said on Saturday, in an increasingly chaotic battle with Muammar Gaddafi’s forces over the oil town of Brega. Despite the deaths on Friday night, the rebel leadership called for continued air…

No immunity for Koussa in UK

Al Jazeera reports that Libya’s former foreign minister Moussa Koussa has arrived in the UK and begun cooperating with government officials, but thus far has not been granted any form of immunity under British law. Koussa could face prosecution and lawsuits in the UK resulting from his actions as part…

World powers raise pressure for Gaddafi’s exit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States stepped up pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to quit on Tuesday, and rebels fighting him promised to build a free, democratic state if they won power in Tripoli. British Prime Minister David Cameron, opening a conference of 40 governments and international bodies on Libya, accused Gaddafi’s supporters of “murderous attacks”…

As clash continues, Gaddafi accuses Westerners of massacre

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi’s better armed and organized troops reversed the westward charge of Libyan rebels as world powers gathered in London on Tuesday to plot the country’s future without the “brother leader.” Ahead of the conference,President Barack Obama told Americans in a televised address that U.S. forces would not…

Pro-Gaddafi forces resume attacks on Misrata, rebels say

TUNIS (Reuters) – Eight people were killed when forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi resumed attacks on rebel-held Misrata on Sunday, ending a brief lull in fighting following Western air strikes, rebels and a resident said. Pro-Gaddafi forces had eased their attacks on Misrata on Saturday after Western coalition planes appeared in the…

Libyan rebels rout Gaddafi forces in key town

AJDABIYAH, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan rebels backed by allied air strikes retook the strategic town of Ajdabiyah on Saturday after an all-night battle that suggests the tide is turning against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in the east. Western warplanes bombed the outskirts of Misrata further west to stop Gaddafi forces shelling the…

British defense minister admits that Gaddafi may be killed by air strikes

Even though an assassination was not authorized in the United Nations’ sanctioning of a no-fly zone over Libya, the British defense minister said Monday that Col. Muammar Gaddafi may end up the victim of a coalition missile anyway. “Mission accomplished would mean the Libyan people free to control their own…

US, allies plan military action against Libyan dictator

A day after the United Nations approved a no-fly zone over Libya and military interventions to halt attacks on civilians, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that Americans will participate in military actions against forces loyal to the dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The president specified that unless there is a cease-fire now…

Gaddafi loyalists seize key city, head for opposition stronghold of Benghazi

AJDABIYAH, Libya (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi’s forces seized a strategic town in eastern Libya on Tuesday, opening the way to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi while world powers failed to agree to push for a no-fly zone. The small town of Ajdabiyah was all that stood between the relentless eastward…

Gaddafi tanks, jets strike deeper into rebel heartland

RAS LANUF, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan tanks fired on rebel positions around the oil port of Ras Lanuf and warplanes hit another oil hub further east on Thursday as Muammar Gaddafi carried counter-attacks deeper into the insurgent heartland. In the west, Gaddafi’s army sought to starve out insurgents clinging to…

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