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Col Gaddafi has released a defiant address to his supporters, urging them to "take to the streets and fight"...

2011-08-25

 Tipoli Libya war
Col Muammar Gaddafi has made a speech vowing death or victory in the fight against "aggression", after Libyan rebels seized his Tripoli compound...

2011-08-24

 Libya war Muammar Gaddafi
More than 50 bodies have been found at a warehouse in Tripoli, behind the headquarters of a feared army unit, the Khamis Brigade, led by one of Colonel Gaddafi's sons. Survivors say they were civilians, massacred by Gaddafi's forces earlier this week...

2011-08-29

 Libya Tripoli war
US and UK spy agencies built close ties with their Libyan counterparts during the so-called War on Terror, according to documents discovered at the office of Col Gaddafi's former spy chief. The papers suggest the CIA abducted several suspected militants from 2002 to 2004 and handed them to Tripoli. The UK's MI6 also apparently gave the Gaddafi regime details of dissidents...

2011-09-03

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Libya's ex-leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has been killed after an assault on his home town of Sirte...

2011-10-20

 Libya Muammar Gaddafi death war revolution
It requires almost no intellectual effort whatsoever to bandy around an off-the-peg, identikit image of the monster - wicked from his clothes to his very core. It's harder to think about the nuances of tyranny. And it's particularly hard to face the uncomfortable fact that very few of these loathed tyrants are as wholly bad as it suits us to assume...

2011-11-04

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The US ambassador to Libya is among four Americans killed in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, President Barack Obama has confirmed. Unidentified armed men stormed the grounds overnight amid uproar among Muslims over a film produced in the US said to insult the Prophet Muhammad. They shot at buildings and threw handmade bombs into the compound.

2012-09-12

 USA Libya embassy attack

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