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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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VIDEO: Nato attacks Libyan state TV

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 13:32
related places: Tripoli

Nato has attacked a Libyan state broadcaster in the capital, bombing three satellite dishes in Tripoli, saying the channel instils hatred.
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Top Libya rebel 'shot by militia'

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 11:59

Libyan rebel commander Abdel Fattah Younes was killed by a militia linked to his own side, a rebel minister says.
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Libya taunts UK over rebel death

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 10:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Libya's regime taunts the UK over the death of rebel military commander General Abdel Fattah Younes.
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Fractured front

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 9:03

General's death bodes ill for Libyan rebel unity
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Nato air strike targets Libyan TV

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 8:39
related places: Tripoli

Nato attacks three Libyan state TV satellite transmission dishes in the capital, Tripoli, but broadcasts continue.
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VIDEO: Mystery over Libyan rebel's death

Friday, July 29th 2011, 21:41

Mystery surrounds the circumstances of the killing of Libya's rebel military commander, Gen Abdel Fattah Younes, a day after he and two aides were shot.
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Distrusted rebel

Friday, July 29th 2011, 18:37

John Simpson recalls meeting Libya's Gen Younes
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Loyalties questioned

Friday, July 29th 2011, 14:01

Death of Libyan rebel leader may signal splits
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Mystery over Libyan rebel's death

Friday, July 29th 2011, 13:34

Key questions about the death of Libyan rebel military commander Abdel Fattah Younes remain unanswered, a day after he and two aides were shot.
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Top Libyan rebel commander killed

Friday, July 29th 2011, 7:53

Libyan rebel military chief Abdel Fattah Younes is killed after being called for questioning over alleged Gaddafi links, rebel leaders announce.
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Learning to cope

Friday, July 29th 2011, 1:08

Libya's children struggle to continue their education
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VIDEO: Misrata families caught in the crossfire

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 22:06

The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from the western port city of Misrata, which remains a key battleground in the Libyan conflict.
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VIDEO: Libyan military chief killed

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 21:49

Rebels in Libya are saying that the military chief Abdel Fattah Younes has been shot dead with two senior military aides
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Libyan rebels 'capture key town'

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 14:43
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Libyan rebels say they have seized the strategically important town of Ghazaya near the Tunisian border after heavy fighting with Col Gaddafi's forces.
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VIDEO: The struggle for Libya's schools

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 11:41

The BBC's Gavin Lee reports from Benghazi, where schools are struggling to provide anything like a normal education for their pupils.
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Libya condemns UK recognition

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 4:04
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Tripoli

Tripoli condemns the UK's decision to recognise the rebels as Libya's "sole governmental authority" after similar moves by France and the US.
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UK recognises Libyan rebels

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 16:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to expel all Libyan diplomats and invite the rebel National Transitional Council to take their place as the "sole governmental authority".
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VIDEO: Libyan rebels move towards Tripoli

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 5:39
related places: Tripoli

After nearly two months of stalemate, rebels in the Libyan city of Misrata are making small but significant moves towards the capital Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Lockerbie bomber at pro-Gaddafi rally

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 22:03

The convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has appeared at a pro-Gaddafi gathering on Libyan state television.
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Lockerbie bomber seen on TV rally

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 19:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

The man convicted of blowing up a plane over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988 has appeared at a rally broadcast by Libyan state television.
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UK reviews Gaddafi exit solution

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 7:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Col Gaddafi must relinquish power but may not have to leave Libya, Foreign Secretary William Hague suggests, although his preference is for him to leave the country.
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VIDEO: Libyan tour of Nato destruction

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 5:27
related places: Zlitan

The Libyan government has taken foreign journalists to the city of Zlitan to show what it says are the results of Nato air strikes against civilians.
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Strange aftermath

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 4:42

In the Libyan city hit by three Nato air strikes
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Ramadan pause

Monday, July 25th 2011, 8:16

Holy month likely to slow rebel effort in Libya
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VIDEO: Gaddafi loyalists on the streets of Tripoli

Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 6:06
related places: Tripoli

After more than four months of Nato bombing raids in Libya there in no end in sight in the conflict between Col Gaddafi's forces and those opposed to his rule.
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VIDEO: Ajdabiya six months into conflict

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 21:37

In a broadcast to the Libyan people, Colonel Gaddafi has ruled out dialogue with the international community over the future of the country.
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