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Libyans in Malaysia defy Gaddafi

The Libyan Embassy in Malaysia has hit out at Muammar Gaddafi’s regime over its action against anti-government protesters. “We strongly condemn the barbaric, criminal massacre and the total elimination of our innocent civilians,” Reuters reported the embassy in Malaysia as … Continue reading

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Reuters confirms pilots crashed plane near Benghazi

A libyan air force plane crashed near Benghazi, Reuters have confirmed. The pilot and co-pilot ejected from the aircraft because they refused to carry out the orders they’d been given to bomb the city of Benghazi. They refer to Libya’s … Continue reading

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Benghazi citizens hand in weapons

People in Benghazi have said they feel safe enough now to hand their weapons back, according to Reuters. Residents said the organizers of the protests were collecting weapons. “All the weapons the youth took are being returned to the headquarters … Continue reading

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Food shortages get worse as protests continue

Sporadic gunfire was heard in Tripoli overnight, and more protests are planned for today as Gaddafi vowed to hold on to power. According to residents, the streets of Tripoli had been cleaned overnight as if nothing happened. During the day, … Continue reading

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Youssef Sawani resigns to join protests

According to Al Jazeera’s live blog, Youssef Sawani, a senior aide to Saif Gaddafi has resigned from his post in order to protest against the violence. “I resigned from the Gaddafi Foundation on Sunday to express dismay against violence.”

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Has Gaddafi unleashed a mercenary force on Libya?

In a new article, the Guardian writes about the alleged use of mercenaries by Gaddafi in order to quell the protests.  They mention that while the facts are hard to pin down, the claims are persistent from many different sources. … Continue reading

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BREAKING: “Anyone who undermines the state will be punished by death”

In a defiant speech, Gaddafi spoke harshly about the protesters and, on several occasions, threatened them with violence and death while calling for the demonstrators to be crushed. He called upon supporters to round up protesters everywhere. CNN’s live blog … Continue reading

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Food shortages reported in Tripoli

According to CNN, residents in Tripoli have reported food shortages as many shops are closed and people are unable to go out for fear of security forces. Other residents reported that many petrol stations are closed because fuel has run … Continue reading

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Photos of Tripoli protests aftermath 21 Feb

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“Now we’ve seen the blood our fears have gone”

The Guardian have posted a new article saying that mercenary attacks fail to deter the protesters. Ali Zeidan, a senior member of the Libyan League of Human Rights who is in Munich, pieced together the pattern of violence in the … Continue reading

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