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PHOTOS: Intense Fighting In Gaddafi Hometown

AP | CHRISTOPHER GILLETTE | Posted 12.07.2011 | World

SIRTE, Libya -- Revolutionary fighters on Friday assaulted a convention center in the heart of Sirte that forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi turned into ...

Red Cross Delivers Aid To Remaining Civilians In Gaddafi Hometown

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

SIRTE, Libya (AP) - The international Red Cross delivered baby milk, diapers and other humanitarian aid to civilians in Moammar Gadhafi's besieged hom...

Anti-Gaddafi Fighters Go On Looting and Burning Spree In Sirte

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

ABU HADI, Libya — After capturing this hamlet, a center for Moammar Gadhafi's tribe, revolutionary fighters have gone on a vengeance spree, loot...

Hundreds Of Residents Flee Fighting In Sirte

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 12.04.2011 | World

SIRTE, Libya — Families flowed out of Moammar Gadhafi's besieged hometown Tuesday, exhausted and battered by weeks of hiding from shelling and g...

U.S. General Sees End To Libya Mission

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 12.01.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The military mission in Libya is largely complete and NATO's involvement could begin to wrap up as soon as this coming week after a...

Libya Fighters Seal Off Gaddafi Hometown

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 12.01.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Two children and their parents were killed by machine-gun fire Saturday while trying to flee Moammar Gadhafi's hometown along w...

NATO: 200,000 Libyans Still Threatened By Gaddafi Loyalists

AP | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 11.27.2011 | World

SABHA, Libya — Libya's transitional government delivered 20 million dinars ($16 million) Tuesday to this remote southern city beset by fighters ...

NATO Strikes Sirte

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya's transitional justice minister said Monday that he has approved a measure to abolish the country's state security prosec...

Revolutionary Forces Push Into Gaddafi's Hometown

AP | BEN HUBBARD and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 11.24.2011 | World

SIRTE, Libya — With NATO jets roaring overhead, revolutionary forces fought their way into Moammar Gadhafi's hometown Saturday in the first sign...

Anticipating New Revolutionary Push, Residents Flee Gaddafi's Hometown

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

SIRTE, Libya — Families in pickup trucks stacked with mattresses and jugs of water fled Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte Tuesday ahead of an ...

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...

Libyan Fighters Still Face Stiff Battle for Gaddafi Home Town

Rob Crilly | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Rob Crilly

What if Gaddafi has chosen his hometown to make a last stand?

Libyan Rebels Advance Towards Gaddafi Hometown Despite Extension Ultimatum

AP | KARIN LAUB and PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 11.02.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Rebel fighters pushed closer to Moammar Gadhafi's hometown on Friday, despite the extension of a deadline for the town's surren...

Libya Rebels Say They Control Key Border Crossing

AP | PAUL SCHEMM and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 10.27.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Rebel fighters pushed increasingly leaderless regime gunmen to the outskirts of Tripoli on Saturday, as severe shortages of fue...

Libyan Rebels Battle for Brega

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Whoever controls Brega will control the oil the town can ship out, which would be a huge source of income for the rebels. In the end, this war may wind up being one of attrition.

Obama: Gaddafi Will 'Inevitably' Leave Power

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

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

Saki Knafo

Why Muammar Gaddafi's Hometown Matters In The Fight For Libya

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

Earlier this week, rebel forces in Libya fought their way to the outskirts of Sirte, a seafront city about the size of Tallahassee. The day before, pu...

Libya Rebels Flee Gaddafi's Assault

AP | By RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

RAS LANOUF, Libya (AP) -- Muammar Gaddafi's forces hammered rebels with tanks and rockets, turning their rapid advance into a panicked retreat in an h...

David Wood

Rebel Celebrations In Libya May Be Premature

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 05.28.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Jubilant Libyan rebels racing westward to reoccupy the towns of Ajdabiya, Brega, Bin Jawad and Ras Lanuf are joyfully anticipating the i...

Obama's Libyan Gamble, Week Two

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the Libyan war ends well, Obama's Libyan gamble will have paid off handsomely. A little more than one week in, things seem to be going fairly well.