Libya

This tag is associated with 8 posts

ISIS’ incredible show of force on Europe’s doorstep: Terrorists in Libya who beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians parade their fleet of brand new ‘police cars’ in front of cheering children


 

  • The video shows fleet of Toyota pickup trucks carrying Islamic State flags
  • Men, women and children cheer as the cars drive through city of Benghazi 
  • Uploaded by extremist group Ansar al-Sharia who want Sharia law in Libya
  • The terror group pledged its allegiance to Islamic State in October last year
  • Linked to public and bloody executions of 21 Egyptian Christians this week

Continue reading

Gadhafi family’s nanny recovering


Smiling nanny recovering from Gadhafi family's burns

Smiling nanny recovering from Gadhafi family's burns

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A nanny left disfigured by the Gadhafi family has left hospital in Malta
  • Shweyga Mullah still faces almost daily hospital appointments
  • She was burned with boiling water by Colonel Gadhafi’s daughter-in-law because she was unable to stop a child crying
  • Shweyga gave thanks to the people who helped pay for her treatment and get her out of Libya Continue reading

A ‘new Libya’ must probe Gadhafi killing


National Transitional Council fighters from the Al-Ghiran brigade who captured Libya's strongman Moammar Gadhafi in Sirte.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Michael Scharf: Gadhafi taken alive but died with bullet to head; rights groups want investigation
  • He says Geneva Conventions say that killing combatant after he’s been disarmed a war crime
  • Transition government promises probe; this limits international court ‘s options, he says
  • Scharf: To get global aid, a new Libya must show it can properly address extrajudicial killings Continue reading

Libyan forces hold off on storming Gaddafi bastions


libia

An anti-Gaddafi fighter shouts "God is Greatest" after he came back from the frontline …

libia

Fighters loyal to Libya's transitional leaders celebrate on a tank they said they …

 Libyan provisional government forces held off from attacking Muammar Gaddafi’s last bastions in the country on Tuesday as civilians kept streaming out ahead of more assaults. Continue reading

Nato air strikes have killed hundreds in Sirte (Gaddafi claims)


Libyan rebels fire weapons at Gaddafi loyalists near Sirte on 17 September. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

The ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has claimed that Nato air strikes have killed 354 people and injured hundreds more in his home town of Sirte.

Continue reading

David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy offered broad support for Libya’s


British Prime Minister David Cameron, center, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, meet patients at the Tripoli Medical Center in Tripoli, Libya Thursday Sept. 15, 2011. British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in Tripoli on Thursday _ the first heads of government to visit Libya since revolutionary forces seized the capital, a major endorsement for the North African nation's new rulers.

British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy offered broad support for Libya’s new rulers Thursday, promising to unfreeze billions in assets and give help in Continue reading

Libyan troops seek to strangle Gadhafi hometown


Libyan fighters loyal to the NTC load ammunition along the frontline with the town of Bani Walid on September 11, 2011.

Libyan fighters loyal to the NTC load ammunition along the frontline with the town of Bani Walid on September 11, 2011.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: NATO strikes Gadhafi loyalists’ military hardware including a tank
  • The new authorities patrol around Sirte to make sure supplies can’t get in
  • National Transitional Council fighters ask: “Where are you, NATO?” Continue reading

Fighters frustrated as Gadhafi loyalists resist assault on Bani Walid


Fighters gather near Bani Walid on Saturday as the deadline expires for forces loyal Moammer Ghadafi to surrender.

Fighters gather near Bani Walid on Saturday as the deadline expires for forces loyal Moammer Ghadafi to surrender.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Anti-Gadhafi fighters regroup after reportedly being driven back from Bani Walid
  • Many fire weapons in the air from apparent frustration
  • The loyalists were more numerous and better equipped than expected, an official says. Continue reading

Follow me on Twitter

.

  • 15,532 Visitors