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1,700 slain prisoners found in Libya mass grave

Libya’s new rulers said they have unearthed a mass grave of 1,700 prisoners slain by Moamer Kadhafi’s regime in a 1996 uprising, a massacre that helped trigger the revolt that ousted the despot. The gruesome find came as hundreds of the National Transitional Council’s fighters thrust into Kadhafi’s hometown of…

Rebels send in special forces to hunt for Gaddafi

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan rebels said they were sending in special forces units in their hunt for fugitive strongman Muammar Gaddafi, whose supporters are now pinned down in pockets of resistance in the capital, Tripoli. The rebel leadership announced it was planning to move from the eastern city of Benghazi,…

Libyan rebels, government troops holding talks in Tunisia

DJERBA, Tunisia (Reuters) – Libyan rebels and representatives of Muammar Gaddafi’s government held negotiations late on Sunday in a hotel in southern Tunisia, a source with direct knowledge of the talks told Reuters. A spokesman for Gaddafi’s government denied there were any talks about the Libyan leader’s departure, and said…

NATO planes bomb Tripoli, rebels attack pipeline

NATO warplanes bombed the Libyan capital early Friday, state television said, as Moamer Kadhafi’s regime accused rebels of sabotaging a key pipeline feeding the country’s sole functioning refinery. About 10 loud explosions rocked the city around 1:30 am (2330 GMT), an AFP journalist said. Shortly afterwards, Libyan television said “civilian…

NATO launches air strikes against Misrata, Ajdabiya

BENGHAZI, Libya – NATO launched air strikes against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi’s troops in the stricken port city of Misrata on Sunday after regime forces killed at least 11 people there over the weekend, rebels said. And in Brussels, an alliance official confirmed to AFP that NATO warplanes had destroyed…

Eight Libyan rebels die in fighting on Misrata road

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Libyan rebels said they repelled a government attack on Misrata on Saturday and praised a “positive change” from NATO after it carried out several air strikes on Gaddafi’s forces there. The fighting centered on theNakl al-Theqeel road to Misrata’s rebel-controlled port, where a Red Cross-chartered vessel carrying medical…

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