Posts Tagged “misrata”

Rebels Driven Into Tunisia

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Rebels Driven Into Tunisia

Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in western Libya attacked a rebel border outpost Thursday, driving the opposition soldiers into Tunisia. The Dehiba-Wazin border crossing had been in rebel hands since last week. Gaddafi seems intent on capturing the few remaining rebel outposts in the west. His troops also struck the town of Zintan with a barrage of…

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Libya

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Libya

A Libyan rebel commander has cited that NATO has been taking too long to respond to calls for airstrikes and is allowing people to die every day in Misratah. A UN sponsored mandate permits ‘all necessary measures’ to protect the citizens of Libya; NATO deputy spokeswoman, Carmen Romero, told the AFP news agency “Misratah is…

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General Says Libya May Be Near Stalemate

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General Says Libya May Be Near Stalemate

Rebels in Libya said five opposition fighters were killed in a NATO air strike Thursday near Brega, and in Misrata a government artillery barrage left five dead and 25 wounded. NATO said the situation in Brega was “unclear and fluid,” but officials are investigating the rebel claim of friendly fire casualties. If the reports are…

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