Daily Archives: March 5, 2011

Video: BBC footage showing shot down helicopter

This post is being constantly updated All times are in Libyan local time +2 GMT 01:32 BBC footage showing shot down helicopter 23:56 Reuters The Libyan National Transitional Temporary Council has told Al Jazeera that it expects to be recognized … Continue reading

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More on Az-Zawiya this morning

Another resident of Zawiya, Hussein, tells BBC World News that about 30 people were killed and 150 injured in the attack by pro-Gaddafi forces on Saturday morning. “This morning at six o’clock the army came from three different directions – … Continue reading

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Sky’s Alex Crawford reports from Az-Zawiya

Listen!

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Cartoon movement

              See more cartoons in the series here.

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Egyptian Doctor describes injuries of Libyan casualties

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Clashes in Az-Zawiya this morning

Mohammed, a resident of the city of Zawiya, 70km (30 miles) west of Tripoli, tells the BBC World Service: “There was heavy fighting until about 10 minutes ago. But Zawiya was never falling to Gaddafi’s troops. Let me repeat: It … Continue reading

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Why do the protesters keep saying “Allahu Akbar”?

This beautiful explanation was left as a comment to the question in the title of this post. I would like to thank the user CanadianLibyan who left it. She wrote: The words “Allahu akbar” have, unfortunately, acquired a sinister connotation. … Continue reading

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Internet blackout in Libya

Google Transparency Report illustrates the sudden drop in internet connectivity in Libya starting on Thursday 3rd March. You can see the interactive chart here.

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