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Qaddafi Loyalists Seize Bani Walid

Qaddafi Loyalists Seize Bani Walid

Members of the infamous Brigade 93 have driven fighters for the new government out of the former Qaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid.Gabe Kahn., 24/01/2012 17:35
Qaddafi is Dead!

Qaddafi is Dead!

Fugitive dictator Muammar Qaddafi was killed as his home town of Sirte fell, marking an end to his despotic and eccentric 42-year rule.Gabe Kahn., 20/10/2011 18:08
Libya: Qaddafi Haunts Rebels Amid Victories

Libya: Qaddafi Haunts Rebels Amid Victories

As rebel fighters take Bani Walid and edge toward final victory in Sirte, Qaddafi continues to haunt the new regime from hiding.Gabe Kahn., 19/10/2011 14:03
Anti-Qaddafi Fighters in Sirte Regroup, Again

Anti-Qaddafi Fighters in Sirte Regroup, Again

For the third time in a week, anti-Qaddafi forces have been driven back and forced to regroup in their push into Sirte.Gabe Kahn., 14/10/2011 12:23
Libya: Rebels Pound Qaddafi Compound in Sirte

Libya: Rebels Pound Qaddafi Compound in Sirte

After over a month of intense fighting and numerous set backs, rebel fighters have reached the center of Qaddafi's home town.Gabe Kahn., 12/10/2011 10:15
Qaddafi Taunts Rebels Amid Failed Sirte Offensive

Qaddafi Taunts Rebels Amid Failed Sirte Offensive

Fugitive strongman Muammar Qaddafi called for massive civil disobedience as Libya's rebels fail to take Sirte.Gabe Kahn., 07/10/2011 01:36
Rebel Fighters Raise Ire, Concern in Tripoli

Rebel Fighters Raise Ire, Concern in Tripoli

As Libya's new leaders appoint a new cabinet to rule the country, its fighters in Tripoli have raised concerns for the future.Gabe Kahn., 03/10/2011 22:20
Qaddafi Strongholds Turn Back Rebels

Qaddafi Strongholds Turn Back Rebels

Rebel forces in Libya have met fierce resistance in Bani Walid and Sirte, raising the specter of prolonged fighting.Gabe Kahn., 19/09/2011 22:08
Libya: Rebels Struggling in Sirte Offensive

Libya: Rebels Struggling in Sirte Offensive

Rebels are struggling against stiff resistance in Qaddafi's home town of Sirte as a second rebel offensive on nearby Bani Walid fails.Gabe Kahn., 17/09/2011 22:33
Libya: Rebels Bloodied at Bani Walid, Again

Libya: Rebels Bloodied at Bani Walid, Again

Rebels attempting to take the Qaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid were bloodied for the second time in a week by the town's defenders.Gabe Kahn., 17/09/2011 21:58
Libya: Bani Walid Assault Resumes

Libya: Bani Walid Assault Resumes

Rebel fighters resumed their assault on the oasis of Bani Walid on Libya's coast after a failed assault earlier in the week.Gabe Kahn., 16/09/2011 14:11
Summarizing Libya's Ideological Precipice

Summarizing Libya's Ideological Precipice

Islamic leaders in Libya accused de facto prime minister Mahmoud Jibril of being an 'extreme secularist' who is 'worse than Qaddafi.'Gabe Kahn., 14/09/2011 21:49
Residents Pour Out of Bani Walid

Residents Pour Out of Bani Walid

Residents are pouring out of the Qaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid amid a lull in fighting as rebels regroup for a new offensive.Gabe Kahn., 13/09/2011 18:51
Libya: Bani Walid Surrender Talks Fail

Libya: Bani Walid Surrender Talks Fail

Negotiations for the peaceful surrender of Qaddafi loyalists at Bani Walid have failed, setting the stage for a rebel offensive.Gabe Kahn., 09/09/2011 16:12
ICC Seeks Red Notice for Qaddafi

ICC Seeks Red Notice for Qaddafi

The International Criminal Court asked Interpol to issue Red Notices for Muammar Qaddafi for alleged "crimes against humanity."Gabe Kahn., 08/09/2011 20:22
Analysis: Libya's Elusive Desert Fox

Analysis: Libya's Elusive Desert Fox

The manhunt for Muammar Qaddafi has generated a flurry of headlines and few concrete leads -- put simply, no one knows where Qaddafi is.Gabe Kahn., 07/09/2011 18:30
Libyan Convoy in Niger Stirs Qaddafi Pot

Libyan Convoy in Niger Stirs Qaddafi Pot

A large convoy of Qaddafi loyalists were seen in Niger, leading to speculation Qaddafi is going into exile and planning an insurgency.Gabe Kahn., 06/09/2011 20:41
West Races to Secure Qaddafi Munitions

West Races to Secure Qaddafi Munitions

Western leaders race to secure Qaddafi's copious arms stockpiles, hoping of stave off a long-insurgency against the nascent rebel regime.Gabe Kahn., 05/09/2011 20:08
Qaddafi: "Let Libya Burn!"

Qaddafi: "Let Libya Burn!"

Fugitive strongman Muammar Qaddafi vowed never to surrender and to liberate Libya from the rebels who ousted him -- "Let Libya Burn!"Gabe Kahn., 01/09/2011 22:29
Rebels, West Meet to Map Libya's Future

Rebels, West Meet to Map Libya's Future

Libyans rebels met with Western leaders to map their nation's future as strongman Muammar Qaddafi remains at large. Gabe Kahn., 01/09/2011 21:13
Libyan Rebels Extend Sirte Offensive Deadline

Libyan Rebels Extend Sirte Offensive Deadline

Libya's caretaker rebel government has extended the deadline for Qaddafi loyalists in Sirte to negotiate a surrender. Gabe Kahn., 01/09/2011 20:01
Libya's Rebels Raise Algerian Tensions

Libya's Rebels Raise Algerian Tensions

Libya's rebels have upped regional tensions demanding Algeria hand over Qaddafi's family; Saturday deadline for Sirte; 50,000 Dead Gabe Kahn., 30/08/2011 20:51
Libyan Rebels Want Tripoli's UN Seat

Libyan Rebels Want Tripoli's UN Seat

The chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council says the rebels want to assume Tripoli's seat at the United Nations next month. Gabe Kahn., 26/08/2011 14:17
Libyan Elections in 8 Months

Libyan Elections in 8 Months

Rebel leaders say Libya will hold elections in eight months and Muammar Qaddafi will given a fair trial - if he's taken alive.Gabe Kahn., 24/08/2011 19:37
Fierce Fighting at Qaddafi Compound

Fierce Fighting at Qaddafi Compound

As rebels prepare to assault Qaddafi's compound in Tripoli its clear the strongman plans to exact his price in blood and headlines.Gabe Kahn., 23/08/2011 16:43
Rebels Promise Qaddafi, Sons 'Fair Trial'

Rebels Promise Qaddafi, Sons 'Fair Trial'

Rebel political leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil promised Muammar Qaddafi a 'fair trial' should he be taken alive.Gabe Kahn., 22/08/2011 19:28
Qaddafi Forces Shell Downtown Tripoli

Qaddafi Forces Shell Downtown Tripoli

After hours of euphoric celebration as Libya's rebels took much of Tripoli unopposed, Qaddafi tanks have started shelling the city center.Gabe Kahn., 22/08/2011 18:26
The Battle for Tripoli is at Hand

The Battle for Tripoli is at Hand

This weekend's raid on Tripoli by rebel fighters marks the beginning of the battle for Tripoli - and Qaddafi's last stand.Gabe Kahn., 21/08/2011 22:49
Qaddafi, Rebels Deny Backchannel Talks

Qaddafi, Rebels Deny Backchannel Talks

Both the government of Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi and the rebel leadership in the country deny they are holding backchannel talks.Gabe Kahn., 16/08/2011 20:07
Qaddafi's Interior Minister Defects

Qaddafi's Interior Minister Defects

Libyan Interior Minister Nassr al-Mabrouk Abdullah arrived with 9 family members in Cairo in what appears to be a defection.Gabe Kahn., 15/08/2011 20:38
Libya: Rebels Seize Part of Strategic Zawiya

Libya: Rebels Seize Part of Strategic Zawiya

Libyan rebels appear to have seized part of the strategic and symbolic town of Zawiya some 50 kilometers from Tripoli; fighting continues.Gabe Kahn., 15/08/2011 18:44
 NATO Underestimated Qaddafi Support

NATO Underestimated Qaddafi Support

A captured general loyal to eccentric Libyan strongman Muamar Qaddafi says NATO has underestimated the dictator's support.Gabe Kahn., 14/08/2011 12:05
Libya: Rebels Moving on Symbolic Zawiya

Libya: Rebels Moving on Symbolic Zawiya

Libya's rebels are moving to take the symbolic and key city of Zawiya; heavy fighting reported.Gabe Kahn., 14/08/2011 11:18
Libya: Khamis Qaddafi Alive

Libya: Khamis Qaddafi Alive

A spokesman for the government of Muammar Qaddafi denied earlier reports the dictators son, Khamis, was slain in a NATO airstrike.Gabe Kahn., 05/08/2011 17:06
Rebels: Khamis Qaddafi Slain in NATO Airstrik

Rebels: Khamis Qaddafi Slain in NATO Airstrik

Rebels say Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi's son Khamis was slain in a NATO airstrike in embattled Zliten.Gabe Kahn., 05/08/2011 14:46
Rebel Commander Assassinated

Rebel Commander Assassinated

The commander of Libya's rebel commander, Abdul-Fattah Younis, was assassinated shortly before questioning.Gabe Kahn., 29/07/2011 17:05
Qaddafi Switches to Offense

Qaddafi Switches to Offense

With Nato's position fracturing over Libyan strongman Muammar Qadaffi, the encircled dictator has launched a major offensive.Gabe Kahn., 26/07/2011 21:32
Rebel Forces Encircle Brega

Rebel Forces Encircle Brega

Libyan government forces have killed 8 rebels near the strategic oil town of Brega.Chana Ya'ar, 20/07/2011 12:01
US: "Muammar Qadaffi Must Go!"

US: "Muammar Qadaffi Must Go!"

US and Libyan officials met face-to-face this weekend at a meeting in which US officials said their would be meetings until Qadaffi is gone.Gabe Kahn., 19/07/2011 22:21
Libyan Rebels Claim Brega Theirs

Libyan Rebels Claim Brega Theirs

Libya's rebels claim victory at Brega as they encircle the key oil town which has changed hands several times in the five-month civil war.Gabe Kahn., 18/07/2011 20:22
Libyan Jews Recognize New Gov't

Libyan Jews Recognize New Gov't

A Libyan Jewish organization formally recognizes the rebel shadow government and hopes to reconcile Jews to the country.Chana Ya'ar, 17/07/2011 13:11
Rebels' Faces Blackened at Brega

Rebels' Faces Blackened at Brega

In another set-back for Libya's rebels their fighters fail to take the oil city of Brega as a key meeting convenes to discus the country's future.Gabe Kahn., 15/07/2011 16:21
Qaddafi Vows to Blow Up Tripoli

Qaddafi Vows to Blow Up Tripoli

Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi has vowed to blow up Tripoli rather than surrender it to rebels if they succeed in taking the city.Gabe Kahn., 15/07/2011 05:16
Rebels Routed at Qawalish

Rebels Routed at Qawalish

Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi proved he wouldn't go silently into the night with a raid that sent rebel plans to advance into disarray.Gabe Kahn., 14/07/2011 00:45
France, Qadaffi Passing Notes

France, Qadaffi Passing Notes

France has split with NATO policy and is calling for negotiations with Qadaffi.Gabe Kahn., 13/07/2011 04:13
Qadaffi Braces for Rebel Attack

Qadaffi Braces for Rebel Attack

Libyan strongman Muamarr Qadaffi has reportedly armed militias surrounding Tripoli in preparation for an expected rebel push on the capital.Gabe Kahn., 11/07/2011 19:44
Libyan Rebels Break Out

Libyan Rebels Break Out

Libyan rebels in the Nusafa region have seized several hamlets from Qadaffi's forces raising hopes they will advance towards TripoliGabe Kahn., 11/07/2011 19:43
NATO Killed Libyan Civilians?

NATO Killed Libyan Civilians?

NATO "regrets the loss of innocent civilian lives" and notes Qadaffi's regime is "determined to use violence against its own citizens.”Gil Ronen, 21/06/2011 01:13
Explosions Near Qaddafi Compound

Explosions Near Qaddafi Compound

Six explosions and clouds of smoke near Qaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound before dawn. Gil Ronen, 16/06/2011 17:41
Hillary in Africa

Hillary in Africa

Secretary of State Clinton sought to combat an African predisposition to protect QaddafiAmiel Ungar, 16/06/2011 00:37
ICC Probing Qadaffi Terror-Rapes

ICC Probing Qadaffi Terror-Rapes

ICC investigators are probing claims Qaddafi distributed 'Viagra' to his soldiers to further his terror-rape campaign in a 'horrific first.'Gabe Kahn., 09/06/2011 19:23
Russia Mediates Against Qaddafi

Russia Mediates Against Qaddafi

Mikhail Margelov's visit to the Libyan rebels in Benghazi demonstrates that Russia is breaking with Qaddafi to conserve its interests.Amiel Ungar, 06/06/2011 23:44
S. African President in Libya

S. African President in Libya

South African President Jacob Zuma has arrived in the Libyan capital, hoping to broker a deal to end the civil war. Chana Ya'ar, 30/05/2011 21:37
What is Qaddafi 'Peace' Gambit?

What is Qaddafi 'Peace' Gambit?

The Libyan Government's call for unconditional peace talks can be interpreted as surrender or an attempt to split its adversaries.Amiel Ungar, 26/05/2011 23:29
Qaddafi Hid Under Playground

Qaddafi Hid Under Playground

International Criminal Court prosecutors want warrants for the arrest of Gaddafi for torture, murder and the brutal suppression of opponents.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 16/05/2011 17:27
UN Wants Libya Ceasefire

UN Wants Libya Ceasefire

UN sends envoy to Libya; NATO continues air strikes; ICC sets sights on Qaddafi for "crimes against humanity;" Qaddafi: "You cannot kill me!" Gabe Kahn., 16/05/2011 16:04
Libyan Rebels Take Misrata

Libyan Rebels Take Misrata

Libyan rebels take the beseiged western port city of Misrata from Qaddafi; NATO airstrikes reported in Tripoli.Gabe Kahn., 12/05/2011 23:21