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US General says establishing no-fly zone would be “challenging”

In a press conference, US General James Mattis said establishing a no-fly zone over Libya would be challenging. “You would have to remove the air defence capability in order to establish a no-fly zone – so no illusions here – … Continue reading

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Libya received military shipment from Belarus

According to Sipri, a leading arms trade watchdog, Libya received a shipment of military equipment from Belarus on February 15. “The Ilyushin came from a dedicated military base that only handles stockpiled weaponry and military equipment,” Sipri’s arms trafficking expert … Continue reading

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More military defections in Libya

The head of Al Wahat Security Directorate, Brigadier Musa’ed Al Mansouri, and the head of Jabel Al Akhdar Security Directorate, Brigadier Hassan Ibrahim Al Qarawi, have defected and joined the ‘revolution’: We, Brigadier Musa’ed Ghaidan Al Mansouri the Head Al … Continue reading

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World Food Programme sends food to help displaced people

All times are local Libyan time, GMT+2 01:11 The World Food Programme says it is sending 80 metric tons of high energy biscuits to the Libya-Tunisia border to help displaced people “until they can get settled or reach their final … Continue reading

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Cartoon on the wall in Benghazi

“We’re letting off steam, expressing ourselves. He didn’t just commit military crimes, but crimes against our minds, thought crimes,” said teacher Fatima al-Shaksy, 42. Taken from here.

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US sought but failed to get green light for military action

During the sanctions debate, US diplomats attempted to add the possibility of an international military intervention into the resolution. They called for using “all means necessary to protect civilians and installations” and in UN resolution terminology, this generally serves as … Continue reading

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UN Security Council unanimously votes to impose sanctions on Gaddafi regime

All 15 members vote for Security Council resolution 1970, a unanimous decision. Gaddafi family members will have their assets frozen, and which administration members will be prevented from leaving Libya. Asset freeze: Aisha, Hannibal, Khamis Muammar, Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar, Mutassim and Saif … Continue reading

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Road from Tripoli’s military airport to city center lined with security

Reuters reports that according to a witness, the road from Tripoli’s military airport to the city center is lined with police and soldiers as cars are being searched.

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Photos: Eyewitness account of Tripoli on the 22nd February

A contact sent us this account with five photos attached. We relay to you the message as we received it: I was in Tripoli, I left  yesterday..I tried to take pictures and record videos before i left-not a lot and … Continue reading

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A different take on foreign intervention

Another good read from Issandr El Amrani at the Arabist, taking a different take on intervention in Libya. Read it here! And also read Steve Negus’ article here!

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