Monthly Archives: September 2011

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Desperate civilians are fleeing the besieged Libyan coastal city of Sirte where the battle to dislodge fighters loyal to ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi has caused heavy casualties, U.N. and other sources said. Interim government forces on Thursday … Continue reading

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September 30th Updates

New York: London: Tripoli: 10:27 Reuters Interpol issued an alert on Thursday calling for the arrest of a second son of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, putting pressure on Niger to detain Saadi Gaddafi who fled there three weeks ago. … Continue reading

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Video: Libyan fighters capture Sirte airport

Fighters supporting Libya’s National Transitional Council say they they are now in control of the airport in Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports.

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September 29th Updates

New York: London: Tripoli: 10:00 AFP Libyan fighters have appealed to NATO to step up the air strikes against pro-Gaddafi targets in and around Bani Walid. An AFP correspondent said that despite heavy use of tanks, rocket launchers and artillery, … Continue reading

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Video: Gaddafi’s toxic Libyan legacy

There is a growing concern over Gaddafi’s legacy as tons of dangerous chemical waste is found in the country. In southern Libya, 10,000 drums of radioactive ‘yellowcake’, an essential ingredient in the uranium enrichment process, have been been found.

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September 28th Updates

New York: London: Tripoli: 08:20 Al Jazeera English At least 7 Gaddafi fighters were killed and more than 40 wounded in the NTC’s push for Sirte. 08:20 Reuters A television station broadcast footage dated Sept. 20 of what it said … Continue reading

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Video: Sue Turton on the latest from Sirte

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September 26th Updates

New York: London: Tripoli: 21:42 Reuters Libya’s new rulers plan to abolish the state security courts used by Muammar Gaddafi to imprison political dissidents, the country’s interim justice minister said on Monday. Mohammed al-Alagi told a news conference the proposal … Continue reading

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Video: The Rebels of Libya : Part 1

The first time I went to Libya, in 2010, I was arrested just two days into my trip. Filming a documentary for VICE, I was detained for shooting where the authorities thought I shouldn’t, and thus began endless rounds of … Continue reading

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Video: NTC holds press conference in Benghazi

Mustafa Abdel Jalil spoke today in Benghazi about the state of the country.

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