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Welcome to the LibyaFeb17.com archive site

Welcome to the LibyaFeb17.com archive site Having closely documented the Libyan Revolution, this version of the site has been moved to its dedicated archive domain so that it may remain a reference hub for those who seek to find out … Continue reading

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Libyan fighters overrun Sirte

Fighters loyal to Libya’s transitional government have overrun the last positions held by Muammar Gaddafi’s loyalists in the deposed leader’s home town of Sirte. “Sirte has been liberated. There are no Gaddafi forces any more,” said Colonel Yunus al-Abdali, head … Continue reading

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Video: Mahmoud Jibril vows to resign after the country’s liberation

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October 20th Updates

New York: London: Tripoli: 17:55 Al Jazeera reports that Saif al Islam Gaddafi has been captured. 14:30 Al Jazeera NTC military official Abdul Hakim Belhaj has said that Gaddafi has indeed died. 13:44 BBC Mahmoud Shammam has said that Gaddafi … Continue reading

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Libyan Jew returns home after 44-year exile

TRIPOLI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – In the walled old city of Tripoli, Libya’s independence flag pokes through crumbling buildings and a gang of children wielding toy pistols tear through dusty alleyways. In these run-down streets stands the empty, faded peach-coloured … Continue reading

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October 1st Updates

New York: London: Tripoli: 17:36 Reuters Raking the night skies over Tripoli with gunfire to celebrate Muammar Gaddafi’s fall last month is lethal, bad for business and must stop, say residents of the Libyan capital. “It’s an Arab tradition — … Continue reading

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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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