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Libyans in US celebrate fall of Tripoli

About a hundred Libyans gathered outside the White House to celebrate the rebel takeover of Tripoli, waving the country’s flag and chanting “Libya is free!”, “Thank you, Sarkozy!” and “Thank you, Obama!” Rania Swadek, a 33-year-old Libyan-American who teaches English literature at Washington, waved a sign showing the red-black-and-green rebel…

Gaddafi forces retake western village

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi were again in control on Monday of the village of Josh at the foot of the strategic western Nafusa mountains, AFP journalists at the scene said. The rebels had on Sunday taken the village, but said they were forced to retreat to the…

House rejects measure authorizing Libya mission

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – War-fatigued lawmakers in the House of Representatives took a symbolic swipe at President Barack Obama’s Libya policy on Friday, rejecting a resolution that would have authorized his limited military intervention against Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi for a year. The Republican-led House, upset over Obama’s failure to seek…

Gaddafi in Tripoli compound: Libyan state TV

TUNIS (Reuters) – Libyan state television broadcast on Sunday what it said was live footage of Muammar Gaddafi in a car in his Tripoli compound where hundreds of supporters waved green flags and chanted slogans. Gaddafi could not be seen in the white car but the television said the Libyan leader was in…

Libyan authorities cut off nation’s Internet access: report

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Internet service was cut off in Libya on Friday as the regime evidently moved to strip anti-government protestors of ways to organize and communicate, according to Arbor Networks. Libya “abruptly disconnected” from the Internet at 4:15 pm.(00:15 GMT Saturday), according to the US based tracker of…

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