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Archive for October 24th, 2012

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 General Yusuf Mangoush joined with senior officers from the national army and police, together with a number of Benghazi residents, to celebrate the first anniversary of Libya’s liberation yesterday. The event took place at the special forces’ Thunderbolt military base in the Abu-Atni area of Benghazi. Amidst a display by Mig-31 and Mig-23 jets from the  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 After one week of intensive clashes, Bani Walid, the last pro-Qaddafi stronghold in Libya, has fallen. The announcement was made today by Chief of Staff General Yusuf Mangoush, following reports that the army and allied brigades had succeeded in entering and holding the centre of the town early this morning. Sporadic fighting was reported between the  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 Some time in the next days or weeks, three judges with black robes and white bibs sitting in a courtroom in The Hague, Netherlands, will make history. They will rule on whether Libya is able to hold a fair trial for Saif Al-Islam Qaddafi and Abdullah Senussi, Libya’s former intelligence chief. The decision by the International  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 Two students among 35 occupying part of the Libyan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia have been hospitalised, one from the effects of a hunger strike. The student had been one of three on hunger strike for a week as part of the 15-day protest against unexpected grant cuts by the Ministry of Higher Education. Ali L.  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Dozens of journalists along with local residents in Benghazi gather late Monday afternoon in Shajara Square to condemn Sunday’s attack on Libya Alhura TV station. The station was ransacked by a group which accused it of broadcasting misleading news about events in Bani-Walid. Monday’s protestors said the assault of Libya Alhura channel was an attack on the revolution  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Saluting those Libyans who lost their lives in last year’s revolution, British Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt has said that it had made significant progress in the year since liberation was declared. “For the first time in over 42 years its citizens have been able to choose their own elected representatives, and the level of determination and commitment  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 Displaced refugees from Bani Walid have said that the military now controls the populated districts surrounding the town and are making frequent raids into the centre, using both light and heavy weapons. The assertion comes amidst an ongoing exodus of civilians fleeing the fighting, with tens of thousands now believed to have left the hill-town. Relief  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 At least 20 die in battle for desert town which remained loyal to late Libyan dictator Libyan government forces captured the town of Bani Walid on Wednesday, ending an eight-day battle that has cost at least 20 lives and left more than 200 wounded. The desert town, described by the government as Libya’s last stronghold loyal to Muammar  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show. The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), together with the Libyan Red Crescent, Wednesday began distributing aid to thousands of people who have fled their homes in Bani Walid over the past few days because of the tensions and fighting in the city. ICRC staff and Libyan Red Crescent volunteers are distributing plastic sheeting, mattresses, blankets, kitchen  [ Read More ]