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In liberated Libya in the year 2961

The Berber people, known as Amazigh, find rare unity as they form one of the fronts taking on the might of the Gaddafi regime Moez Zeitun – “Did you know that this is the year 2961?” my driver asked as … Continue reading

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Video: Revolutionaries in the west suspend advancement

Libya’s opposition forces had planned to advance westwards to the city of Tiji, which has one of the biggest military bases loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi in the region, but it has been temporarily put on hold. Juma Ibrahim, spokesperson … Continue reading

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Rebels watch Gadhafi troops from ancient lookout

Nafusa Mountains, Libya (CNN) — The lonely ridge that tops the Nafusa Mountains has been used for centuries as a lookout point, a place where enemies are watched. Two thousand years ago, Berber men would sit in a stone lookout … Continue reading

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Video: Libyan rebels make western advances

Revolutionary forces have taken the strategic towns of Ghezaia and Takhut, and say they will now march on Tripoli, the capital. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports.

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Audio: In the valley, James Bays reports from Jadu

Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports from Jadu in the Nafusa Mountains. In the valley (mp3)

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Opposition Forces Should Protect Civilians and Hospitals

(Zintan, Libya) – Rebel forces in Libya should protect civilians and civilian property in areas they control, Human Rights Watch said today. The rebel forces should hold accountable anyone from their ranks responsible for looting, arson, and abuse of civilians … Continue reading

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Video: Closing in on Tripoli

Outgunned by Gadhafi’s forces, the revolutionaries are honing in on the Libyan capital. CNN’s Ben Wedeman reports.

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Government Lays More Mines in Western Mountains

(Zintan) – Libyan government forces have placed at least three minefields containing antipersonnel and antivehicle landmines outside the village of al-Qawalish in the western Nafusa Mountains, Human Rights Watch said today. “The government’s blatant disregard for the safety of its … Continue reading

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Video: Anti-gaddafi demonstration in Jadu

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Video: Speaking Tamazight again

In the latest report from Dutch news programme Nieuwsuur, reporter Jan Eikelboom visits the Amazighi who are finally able to speak their language again after 42 years. Freely, they can now sing, write poetry, write and present the news in … Continue reading

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