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Libya rebels push towards Tripoli

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 16:33
related places: Tripoli

Rebels fighting their way towards the Libyan capital capture an important military base just 22km (16 miles) west of Tripoli, seizing arms and ammunition.
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Tripoli attack quashed - Gaddafi

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 7:53
related places: Tripoli

There have been further explosions in Libya's capital, Tripoli, hours after Col Muammar Gaddafi said attackers had been "eliminated" and as rebels advance on three fronts towards their ultimate target.
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VIDEO: 'Tribal warfare' fears in Tripoli

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 6:06
related places: Tripoli

The Libyan government has remained defiant in the face of the advances by rebel forces.
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VIDEO: Tripoli resident: "Rebels take control"

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 1:48
related places: Tripoli

An engineer in Tripoli who has been helping the rebels as they fight to gain control of the city tells the BBC that 'the situation is under control'.
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AUDIO: Tripoli hospital worker on fighting

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 1:29
related places: Tripoli

A hospital worker on the outskirts of Tripoli talks to BBC Radio 5 Live's Adrian Goldenberg about the ongoing fighting in the Libyan capital.
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Heavy gunfire erupts in Tripoli

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 0:57
related places: Tripoli

Explosions and heavy gunfire are heard in Tripoli, as Libyan rebels consolidate their hold on two key cities near the capital.
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Gaddafi fights back over oil port

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 20:34
related places: Tripoli

Pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya fight back at the oil port of Brega in the east, as rebels consolidate their hold on two strategic coastal cities either side of Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Libya: Rebels 'to fight on to Tripoli'

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 17:21
related places: Zlitan

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from the rebel battle-lines in Zawiya, as they take control of the strategic coastal cities of Zawiya and Zlitan.
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Rebels take Libyan coastal cities

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 16:17
related places: Tripoli, Zlitan

Libyan rebels fighting Col Gaddafi take control of the strategic coastal cities of Zlitan and Zawiya as they consolidate their advance on Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Rebels pledge to 'chase Gaddafi'

Friday, August 19th 2011, 22:24
related places: Tripoli

Intense fighting has been taking place in Libya, as rebels advancing towards Tripoli fight forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi.
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Plan to evacuate Tripoli migrants

Friday, August 19th 2011, 20:08
related places: Tripoli

The International Organisation for Migration says it plans to evacuate thousands of migrant workers from Libya's capital Tripoli, as fighting approaches.
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VIDEO: Libyan rebels take key oil refinery

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 21:23

An oil refinery outside the Libyan town of Zawiya has been taken by opposition forces
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VIDEO: Libya rebels capture oil refinery

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 18:57

An oil refinery near the Libyan town of Zawiya has been captured by rebels, the BBC has confirmed.
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Libya rebels capture key refinery

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 16:21

Libyan rebels have occupied a strategically important oil refinery near Zawiya, the BBC confirms, with no sign of pro-Gaddafi troops.
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VIDEO: Rebels 'capture Zawiya oil refinery'

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 12:17
related places: Tripoli

Libyan forces loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi are reported to have abandoned a coastal oil refinery in Zawiya, just 50km (30 miles) west of Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Life in Tripoli as fighting draws near

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 18:51
related places: Tripoli

Libyan rebels are fighting forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi for control of a coastal oil refinery in Zawiya, a town just 50km (30 miles) west of Tripoli.
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Battle for key Libya oil refinery

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 15:18
related places: Tripoli

Pro-Gaddafi forces are fighting rebels for control of a key coastal oil refinery in Zawiya, as the rebels edge closer to the capital Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Rebels make gains in Tripoli push

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 13:32
related places: Tripoli

Libyan forces loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi are fighting rebels for control of the coastal town of Zawiya, less than 50km (30 miles) west of Tripoli.
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Libya rebels fight for key town

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 18:05
related places: Tripoli

Forces loyal to Libya's Col Muammar Gaddafi are fighting rebels for control of the key coastal town of Zawiya, as the rebels close in on the capital Tripoli.
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Tripoli defiant

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 16:21

Gaddafi loyalists upbeat despite rebel advance
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AUDIO: 'Civilians fighting civilians' in Libya

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 8:46

Times correspondent Deborah Haynes, who was in Zawiya yesterday, describes a "very sad" situation as civilians fight civilians in Libya.
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Gaddafi forces 'use first Scud'

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 8:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tripoli

Col Gaddafi's forces fire a Scud missile for the first time in Libya's conflict, US officials say, as rebels continue their push towards the capital, Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Libyan rebels close in on Tripoli

Monday, August 15th 2011, 20:13
related places: Tripoli

Libyan rebel fighters have advanced into two strategically important towns controlling access to the capital, Tripoli
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Libya rebels fight for key towns

Monday, August 15th 2011, 18:03
related places: Tripoli

Libyan rebels advance into two towns controlling access to Tripoli, as talks are reportedly held in Tunisia with Col Gaddafi's representatives.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi: 'Prepare for the fight'

Monday, August 15th 2011, 14:16
related places: Tripoli

Libyan state television has broadcast another message of defiance by Col Muammar Gaddafi as government and opposition forces fight for control of the strategic town of Zawiya, near Tripoli.
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Libyan minister 'lands in Egypt'

Monday, August 15th 2011, 11:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Libya's interior minister arrives in Egypt on an unannounced holiday, officials at Cairo airport say, leading to speculation of a possible defection.
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VIDEO: Libyan rebels battle troops in Zawiya

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 18:34
related places: Tripoli

Fighting has continued inside the Libyan city of Zawiya, just 50km (30 miles) west of the capital Tripoli, after a rebel offensive on Saturday.
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Fighting grips city near Tripoli

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 11:11
related places: Tripoli

Fighting continues inside the Libyan city of Zawiya, just 50km west of Tripoli, as the rebels seek to choke off Col Gaddafi's forces.
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Fierce fighting in key Libya town

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 20:49

There are serious clashes around Zawiya in western Libya, with the government denying rebels had captured the key coastal town.
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VIDEO: Rebel fighters take Libyan town

Saturday, August 13th 2011, 14:56

Rebel fighters in Libya say they have pushed into the town of Tawargha, east of the city of Misrata, after an assault designed to end the almost daily rocket attacks hitting the western city.
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VIDEO: Children caught in crossfire in Libya

Friday, August 12th 2011, 17:00
related places: Zlitan

Rebels in Libya say they are continuing to fight for control of the strategic town of Zlitan, west of the city of Misrata.
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Competing claims

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 4:39
related places: Zlitan

Weighing up what really happened when Nato hit Libya's Zlitan
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VIDEO: Libya accuses Nato of air strike

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 7:12

The Libyan government has accused Nato of killing dozens of civilians in an air raid on a village in the west of the country.
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Libya says Nato raid kills dozens

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 16:53
related places: Tripoli

The Libyan government accuses Nato of killing dozens of civilians in an air strike east of Tripoli, but the alliance says it hit a military target.
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Canada orders out Libya diplomats

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 16:02
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Ottawa

Canada orders diplomats at the Libyan embassy in Ottawa to the leave the country within five days, and freezes the mission's bank accounts.
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Libya rebel head sacks 'cabinet'

Monday, August 8th 2011, 21:48

The leader of the Libyan rebel council dismisses his executive committee or cabinet over "shortcomings" in the response to the killing of military chief Gen Abdel Fattah Younes.
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Mugabe: 'Nato a terrorist group'

Monday, August 8th 2011, 19:32

Nato is a terrorist organisation - akin to al-Qaeda - because of its bombing campaign in Libya, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says.
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Dark days

Monday, August 8th 2011, 14:53
related places: Tripoli

Tripoli power cuts spell trouble in Gaddafi stronghold
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Libya rebels 'still holding town'

Monday, August 8th 2011, 9:58
related places: Tripoli

The Libyan town of Bir al-Ghanam, close to Tripoli, appears to be still under rebel control after a weekend offensive, despite government denials.
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UK Apaches in action over Libya

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 15:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British military action in Libya is continuing, with Apache helicopters carrying out a strike on a headquarters of the Gaddafi regime on Sunday.
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Libya rebels in western offensive

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 22:32
related places: Tripoli

Rebels fighting troops loyal to Libyan Col Muammar Gaddafi claim to have captured the town of Bir al-Ghanam, south of Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Rebel fighters 'low' on ammunition

Friday, August 5th 2011, 18:30

Rebel fighters in western Libya say they are running "dangerously low" of ammunition, and are now using their reserves.
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Running on empty

Friday, August 5th 2011, 14:44

Libya's embattled rebels plead for more ammunition
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Gaddafi forces 'control Zlitan'

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 20:44
related places: Zlitan

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Col Gaddafi are in full control of Zlitan where a Nato air strike has killed three civilians outside the town, Libyan officials say.
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Gaddafi forces in Zlitan assault

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 21:21
related places: Zlitan

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi launch a counter-offensive against rebels near the western town of Zlitan, killing at least seven.
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Many dead on Italy migrant boat

Monday, August 1st 2011, 16:55
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian coastguards find the bodies of 25 people in the engine room of a boat crowded with migrants fleeing Libya.
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Thriving Tripoli

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 15:35

Happy shoppers prepare for Ramadan despite war
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