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Libya

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Libya

Events in North Africa and elsewhere in the Arab world have given European leaders the opportunity to try and redeem the legacy of their colonial pasts. The heads of government in Great Britain, France and Italy have called for NATO to actively support the Libyan rebels and force Col. Qaddafi to relinquish control. Foreign powers…

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Gadaffi’s Troops Bombard Rebels In Brega

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Gadaffi’s Troops Bombard Rebels In Brega

Libyan rebels were bombarded by government artillery and rocket fire on the outskirts of Brega Tuesday as the two sides continue to fight for control of the oil town. On Monday, the opposition captured a portion of Brega only to be beaten back by the superior fire power of Muammar Gaddafi’s army. The battle lines…

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Rebels Regroup As Top Government Offical Defects

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Rebels Regroup As Top Government Offical Defects

After losing ground to government forces in recent days Libyan rebels are regrouping to launch a counter-attack near the eastern city of Brega. Meanwhile, a top official from Muammar Gaddafi’s inner-circle defected to the west. Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa arrived in London Wednesday. British officials said they were hopeful Koussa could offer intelligence on the…

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Another Manic Monday for Libya

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Another Manic Monday for Libya

Soldiers loyal to Libyan Prime Minister Moammar Qaddafi began launching rocket attacks on the village of , southwest of the Libyan capital, in an effort to crush rebel forces there. Opposition fighters continue their assault on Qaddafi’s hometown of Sirte, along Libya’s Mediterranean coast. As of this morning Reuters reports that there is “no indication”…

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Fighting Continues In Libya As Allies Squabble Over Leadership

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Fighting Continues In Libya As Allies Squabble Over Leadership

The siege of Misrata continued in full force Tuesday as Muammar Gaddafi’s forces pounded the city with tank and artillery fire. Meanwhile, rebels were halted in their attempt to regain control of Ajdabiya, failing to take advantage of a third day of coalition airstrikes. Residents report a desperate situation in Misrata, where civilian casualties, including…

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Uncertainty Looms In Libya

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Uncertainty Looms In Libya

The United Nations Security Council has ordered a no-fly zone over Libya and air strikes to protect the civilians from Moammar Gaddafi’s soldiers. In return, Gaddafi agreed to a ceasefire to prevent any more civilians from being hurt and to keep in accordance with the UN resolution. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama…

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