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Libyan Rebels

Libyan Rebels Trade Threats With Gov't In Tense Oil Tanker Stand-Off

Reuters | Ulf Laessing and Ayman al-Warfalli | Posted 03.10.2014 | Home

By Ulf Laessing and Ayman al-Warfalli TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya, March 9 (Reuters) - Armed protesters in eastern Libya traded threats with the govern...

NYT: Weapons Sent To Libyan Rebels With U.S. Approval Fell Into Islamist Hands

The New York Times | JAMES RISEN, MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT | Posted 12.05.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials lat...

Libya Threatened By an Unknown Future

Gilbert Doumit | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home
Gilbert Doumit

Though the revolution united most Libyans, the inspiration driving revolutionary groups to fight against the Gaddafi regime was not the same.

Rebuilding Libya

Saeb El Kasm | Posted 01.21.2012 | Home
Saeb El Kasm

Along with a record of overwhelming human rights abuses, Gaddafi left his people with a country rife with corruption, poverty and severe internal divisions.

Fear is Finite, Hope is Infinite

Shervin Pishevar | Posted 12.22.2011 | Home
Shervin Pishevar

Yesterday, history was made in Libya and Libya is free after decades of brutal dictatorship. I was in Tripoli and Benghazi only 2 weeks ago visiting some of the bravest young people I have ever met.

Rebels Lay Siege To Gaddafi Forces In Tripoli

AP/The Huffington Post | By PAUL SCHEMM and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home

UPDATE [6:36 pm ET] - Per Reuters: @ Reuters : Rebel leadership officially announces move to govern Libya from Tripoli ORIGINAL REPORT: ...

Joshua Hersh

Libya Post-Conflict Planning Has Major Western Support | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

Even as fierce fighting still roils Tripoli, the capital of Libya's beleaguered dictator Muammar Gaddafi, new information is emerging about the major ...

Western Media in Libya: Journalists or the Propaganda Arm of the Insurgency?

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Benjamin R. Barber

Every armed conflict is accompanied by a propaganda war, and I don't blame the rebels for reporting gossip or lies or wishful thinking if it serves their aims. That's war. But I expect our supposedly free and informed journalists to be skeptical.

Huge Win for Libyans, a Win for Obama, Challenges Next

Steve Clemons | Posted 10.22.2011 | Home
Steve Clemons

Barack Obama's gamble in providing limited support for a conflict in Libya, in which other countries played lead roles, now seems like a winning move.

Tripoli Falls To Libyan Rebels

AP/The Huffington Post | By KARIN LAUB and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 10.21.2011 | Home

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libyan rebels raced into Tripoli Sunday and met little resistance as Moammar Gadhafi's defenders melted away and his 42-year ru...

Libyan Rebels In Renewed Push Towards Tripoli

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 10.06.2011 | Home

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Libyan rebels fighting Muammar Gaddafi's forces say they have launched a major push toward a key town along the Mediterranean coa...

NATO Warplanes Bomb Targets In Libyan Capital

Reuters | Posted 09.21.2011 | Home

TRIPOLI, July 23 (Reuters) - NATO warplanes bombed targets in the Libyan capital early on Saturday, causing damage and casualties, Libyan state televi...

Libyan Rebels Claim Biggest Boost To Campaign In Weeks, Government Denies Claim

Reuters | Nick Carey | Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

By Nick Carey MISRATA, Libya, July 18 (Reuters) - Rebel forces have routed most of Muammar Gaddafi's troops in the Libyan oil town of Brega in the ...

Rebel Leader: Gaddafi Can Retire In Libya

| Posted 09.02.2011 | Home

BENGHAZI, Libya, Jul 3 (Reuters) - Libya's rebel chief told Reuters on Sunday Muammar Gaddafi was welcome to retire on Libyan soil as long as he resig...

Made in America: Gates' NATO Slam Is About Selling Death & Destruction, Our Top Export

Brian Ross | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

NATO was the Obama Administration's answer to a long call by social liberals and fiscal libertarians to make the other countries of the world step-up to these moral imperatives and pay a bigger part of the way. It has been a spectacular failure.

NATO Official: Gaddafi A Legitimate Target

CNN | CNN Wire Staff | Posted 08.09.2011 | Home

(CNN) -- A U.N. resolution justifies the targeting of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, a senior NATO military official with operational knowledge of the...

Are The Lessons of Kosovo Spreading to Libya?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.27.2011 | Home
Reese Schonfeld

The latest reports from NATO sure do read a lot like reports on the NATO raids on Belgrade in 1999, when NATO planes hit infrastructure targets, ending the war in Kosovo and ultimately forcing Serbian President Milosevic to relinquish power.

Obama Suggests U.S. Involvement In Libya Limited, Congressional Authority Not Needed

Reuters | Alister Bull | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home

May 21, 2011 1:09:58 AM By Alister Bull WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, facing criticism from some lawmakers that U.S. military a...

Obama: Gaddafi Will 'Inevitably' Leave Power

Reuters | Alister Bull and Joseph Logan | Posted 07.19.2011 | Home

May 20, 2011 2:31:28 AM By Alister Bull and Joseph Logan WASHINGTON/TRIPOLI, May 20 (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi will inevitably leave power, U.S...

A Cease-Fire Proposal for Libya

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 07.12.2011 | Home
Benjamin R. Barber

With a civil war continuing, and Western initiatives obstructing rather than facilitating a cease-fire and peace negotiations, there is a need for a cease-fire proposal that could be taken seriously on both sides of the conflict.

NATO Missile Strikes Target Gaddafi's Compound, Say Witnesses

Reuters | Guy Desmond | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home

May 10, 2011 4:51:59 AM By Guy Desmond TRIPOLI, May 10 (Reuters) - NATO launched a number of missile strikes against targets in the Tripoli area...

Libyan Forces Destroy Fuel Storage Tanks In Misrata, Say Rebels

Reuters | Lin Noueihed | Posted 07.07.2011 | Home

May 8, 2011 12:07:04 AM By Lin Noueihed TRIPOLI, May 7 (Reuters) - Libyan government forces destroyed four fuel storage tanks and set several ot...

Libyan Government Forces Bombarding Port Of Misrata, Says Rebel Spokesman

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home

May 2, 2011 9:36:06 AM BEIRUT, May 2 (Reuters) - Libyan government forces on Monday subjected the port in the rebel-held city of Misrata to intense...

NATO Rejects Gaddafi Ceasefire Offer, Continues Bombing Tripoli

Reuters | Lin Noueihed | Posted 06.29.2011 | Home

By Lin Noueihed TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Saturday he was ready for a ceasefire and negotiations provided NATO "s...

Libyan Army Ordered To Retreat From Misrata, Says Wounded Government Soldier

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2011 | Home

April 23, 2011 6:45:02 AM MISRATA, Libya, April 23 (Reuters) - A wounded Libyan government soldier captured by rebel forces in Misrata said on Satu...