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Report: Muammar Gaddafi has been killed

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) – Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered on Thursday as fighters battling to complete an eight-month-old uprising against his rule overran his hometown Sirte, Libya’s interim rulers said. His killing, which came swiftly after his capture near Sirte, is the most dramatic single development…

Gaddafi captured and wounded: NTC official

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been captured and wounded in both legs, National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid said on Thursday. “He’s captured. He’s wounded in both legs … He’s been taken away by ambulance,” the senior NTC military official told Reuters by telephone. (reporting by…

Megrahi says his Lockerbie role exaggerated

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, said his role in the attack had been exaggerated and the truth about what really happened would emerge soon. Al-Megrahi, released from a Scottish prison two years ago because he was suffering…

British Gaddafi documentary swaps ‘real’ terrorism footage for video game

A documentary film that aired last night in Britain claimed to show Irish Republican Army (IRA) fighters shooting down a helicopter in 1988. Problem is, the video shown was not actual footage: it was taken directly from a video game. The mistake is a huge embarrassment for the creators of…

Cameron in Tripoli, says U.K. will aid in hunt for Gaddafi

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday pledged that Britain would help to hunt down fugitive former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. “This is not over,” Cameron told a news conference in Libyan capital Tripoli. “We will help you to find Gaddafi and bring him to justice.” Cameron…

Libya rebels enter strategic town near Tripoli

ZAWIYAH, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan rebels hoisted their flag in the center of this town near the capital on Sunday after the most dramatic advance in months cut offMuammar Gaddafi’s capital from its main link to the outside world. The swift rebel advance on the town of Zawiyah, about 50…

War to go on even if NATO bombing ends: Gaddafi camp

TRIPOLI/ZLITAN, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s camp has vowed to push on with its war against rebels whether or not NATO stops its bombing campaign, leaving little room for diplomacy to end the five-month conflict. The rebels and their Western backers kept up the pressure on the veteran…

Prosecutor seeks Gaddafi arrest over protest deaths

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – An international prosecutor on Monday sought an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi accusing him of committing crimes against humanity by killing protesters during an uprising against his 41-year rule. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, International Criminal Court prosecutor, also asked judges, who now need to see if…

Obama says U.S. must be cautious about oil reserve

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, in an ABC interview aired on Friday, said the United States must be “very careful” about releasing oil from its Strategic Petroleum Reserve at a time of uncertainty in the Middle East. “We are monitoring the situation very closely. The strategic petroleum reserve was…

Gaddafi exit ‘was discussed’ at meeting of African leaders

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – An African Union official said Monday the issue of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s stepping down had been discussed during peace talks in Tripoli. “There was some discussion on this but I cannot report on this. It has to remain confidential,” said Ramtane Lamamra, AU Commissioner for Peace and…

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