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Bani Walid

Libya and the West's Human Rights Hypocrisy

Dan Kovalik | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

While the West, and especially the United States, justified its aerial bombardment of Libya last year on the pretense of saving civilians from a possible attack by Gaddafi forces, the West is silent about the real and ongoing attack of the new Libyan regime upon the town of Bani Walid.

Clashes Erupt In Former Gaddafi Stronghold

AP | ESAM MOHAMED and PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 12.21.2012 | World

WADI DINAR, Libya — Pro-government militias battled fighters in a former stronghold of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi on Sunday, the f...

Talks To Free Libya Journalists Break Down

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | Media

TRIPOLI, July 12 (Reuters) - Talks to release two Libyan journalists kidnapped in a former stronghold of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi while coverin...

Libyan Journalists Held In Pro-Gaddafi Town

AP | Posted 09.08.2012 | Media

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan militia commander says two local journalists are being held in a town known for its support of deposed ruler Moammar ...

Gaddafi Loyalists Seize Key Town

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 03.25.2012 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi loyalists seized control of a Libyan mountain city in the most serious challenge to the central government sin...

Revolutionaries And Gaddafi Loyalists Clash In Bani Walid

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI and AYA BATRAWY | Posted 03.24.2012 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya — Forces loyal to Libya's late leader Moammar Gadhafi launched a series of attacks on Monday across several cities, killing seve...

Moammar Gaddafi's Death May Bring Tribal Warfare Before Democracy

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Do we celebrate the death of a despot or should we set aside our joy to consider that Gaddafi's enemies violated the basic tenets of Islam to kill him?

Revolutionary Forces Capture Most Of Bani Walid

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 12.17.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan revolutionary forces have captured almost all of Bani Walid, one of Moammar Gadhafi's last remaining strongholds, but st...

Tired Of Chaos, Libyan Fighters Quit Key Front

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 11.24.2011 | World

WADI DINAR, Libya — Many revolutionary fighters are abandoning one of the main fronts in the battle to rout Moammar Gadhafi's loyalists, saying ...

Libyan Revolutionaries Plan New Assault On Bani Walid

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

By HADEEL AL-SHALCHI, Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafi's firebrand daughter said in an audio recording broadcast Friday that her ...

Gaddafi Forces Stall Libyan Fighters' Advance

AP | KIM GAMEL and RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Facing little resistance, revolutionary fighters captured the airport and other parts of a southern desert city that is one of ...

Libyan Fighters Block Pro-Gaddafi Loyalists' Attack, Push Toward Bani Walid

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 11.18.2011 | World

WADI DINAR, Libya — The rockets and mortars rained down on the position where the revolutionaries had retreated on the outskirts of the mountain...

Libyan Rebels Battle For Sirte

AP | RYAN LUCAS and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 11.17.2011 | World

SIRTE, Libya — Revolutionary fighters struggled to make gains in an assault into Gadhafi's hometown Saturday with bloody street-by-street battle...

Gaddafi Heartland Digs In

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 11.14.2011 | World

WADI AL-HAMMAR, Libya — The revolution's quest to unite Libya under its control has a formidable challenge standing in the way: A swath of terri...

Spokesman: Gaddafi Son Has Fled To Niger

AP | DALATOU MAMANE and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 11.11.2011 | World

NIAMEY, Niger — A convoy carrying ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's son al-Saadi has crossed into neighboring Niger, a spokesman for Niger'...

Loyalists And Former Rebels Battle For Gaddafi Bastion

AP | BEN HUBBARD and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 11.10.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — The chief of Libya's former rebels arrived in Tripoli on Saturday, greeted by a boisterous red carpet ceremony meant to show he...