Daily Archives: March 30, 2011

Snap Analysis: Minister’s defection: how big a blow for Gaddafi?

Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa flew to Britain on Wednesday and has resigned from Muammar Gaddafi’s government because he is no longer willing to represent it, a British government spokesman said. Koussa’s arrival at Farnborough airport, in the south of … Continue reading

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Misratah phonecall: A sniper just killed one of my best friends

Feb17voices have just added this new live phonecall with a young man from Misratah. Listen!

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March 31st Updates

New York: London: Tripoli: 00:39 Reuters U.S. intelligence operatives were on the ground in Libya before President Barack Obama signed a secret order authorizing covert support for anti-Gaddafi rebels, U.S. government sources told Reuters. The CIA personnel were sent in … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Libyan Foreign Minister Mousa Koussa defects and arrives in London

Mousa Koussa, Libya’s Foreign Minister and close aide to Mu’ammar Gaddafi has defected and fled to the UK seeking refuge. The UK Foreign Office has released this official statement: “We can confirm that Moussa Koussa arrived at Farnborough Airport from … Continue reading

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Video: Cars line up for miles to buy petrol in Tripoli

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Video: Empty food shelves in Tripoli supermarkets

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Ajdabiya civilians tell of their dead amid the rubble

Donatella Rovera, a crisis researcher for Amnesty International, visited Ajdabiya and Benghazi. During her visit she spoke to people who had lost loved ones in the attacks and visited injured in hospitals and examined the damage done by the heavy … Continue reading

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Map: The revolution as of 29th March

The New York Times have been creating superb maps that follow the movement of the revolution day by day. We bring you their latest map which illustrates where the revolution has reached as of 23:59 on Tuesday 29th March. Please … Continue reading

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Government use of landmines confirmed

Human Rights Watch confirmed today that Muammar Gaddafi’s forces have laid both antipersonnel and antivehicle mines during the conflict. They call for an immediate stop to the use of antipersonnel mines, which most of the world has banned years ago. … Continue reading

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The Myth of Tribal Libya

Alaa al-Ameri today in the Guardian’s Comment is Free section about the myth of tribal Libya. “Portraying Libya as ‘tribal’ is not only wrong – it dismisses the notion that our uprising has anything to do with national dignity” Ameri … Continue reading

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