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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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VIDEO: Injured overwhelm Libya's hospitals

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 10:52

Doctors in Misrata say they can't cope with the number of injured in Libya's unrest.
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VIDEO: Libya rebels warned over abuses

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 21:09

Rebels commanders in Libya's western mountains are taking steps to deal with looting as they deny human rights abuses against people captured.
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'No discussion' of Gaddafi's exit

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 19:47

Libya's foreign minister denies reports that Col Muammar Gaddafi's removal is being discussed in efforts to end the conflict, as fighting continues.
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US officials met Gaddafi envoys

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 14:31
related countries: United States United States

US officials held face-to-face talks with members of Col Gaddafi's government to reiterate their demand that the Libyan leader leave office, the US says.
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Libyan rebels claim Brega victory

Monday, July 18th 2011, 21:21

Libyan rebels say they have ousted most of Col Gaddafi's forces from the key eastern oil town of Brega, a claim denied by the government.
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VIDEO: Libyan rebels craft weapons in Misrata

Monday, July 18th 2011, 5:47

Rebels in the Libyan city of Misrata face an ongoing struggle against Col Gaddafi's forces, with the city itself is still surrounded by enemy soldiers on one side and the sea on the other.
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Misrata moneymen

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 23:14

The entrepreneurial revolutionaries taking on Gaddafi in Libya
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VIDEO: Libya rebels keep fit playing volleyball

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 15:42

Rebel fighters taking part in the conflict in Libya have been playing volleyball to keep fit and pass the time as fighting caries on nearby.
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Gaddafi vows to remain in Libya

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 11:35

Libya's Col Muammar Gaddafi again tells supporters he will never surrender, amid a heavy night of bombing by Nato on the outskirts of Tripoli.
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US fully recognises Libyan rebels

Friday, July 15th 2011, 20:23
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Hillary Clinton says the US has recognised Libyan rebels as the country's "legitimate authority", potentially opening up a huge funding stream.
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VIDEO: US fully recognises Libyan rebels

Friday, July 15th 2011, 20:21
related countries: United States United States

The United States has recognised the Libyan opposition as the country's 'legitimate governing authority'.
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UK sends more warplanes to Libya

Friday, July 15th 2011, 10:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to send a further four Tornado aircraft as part of the Nato deployment in Libya.
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VIDEO: Who will keep oil flowing in Libya ?

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 21:31

In Libya, Colonel Gaddafi's government has been holding crisis talks over the country's supply of fuel, following reports that the rebels have cut a major oil pipeline to the capital.
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VIDEO: Simpson under fire with Libyan rebels

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 22:42

Rebels in western Libya have been thrown into confusion after Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces staged a day of counter attacks against their lines in the Nafusa mountains.
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Libyan rebels 'abused civilians'

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 20:10

The campaign group Human Rights Watch accuses rebels in Libya of involvement in looting, arson and the abuse of civilians in towns they have captured in the west of the country.
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VIDEO: Libyan rebel frontline 'collapsing'

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 18:20
related places: Tripoli

Colonel Gaddafi's forces have begun a counter attack in western Libya, against rebels who have been fighting hard to advance towards the capital of Tripoli.
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Extra pay for UK troops in Libya

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 11:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British troops serving in Libya will receive the operational allowance, Defence Secretary Liam Fox says.
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France says Gaddafi willing to go

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 15:33
related countries: France France

Envoys from Col Gaddafi are telling France and other countries that the Libyan leader is prepared to leave, the French foreign minister says.
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From Libya to Lampedusa

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 10:03
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lampedusa

Fleeing migrants land on tiny Italian isle
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VIDEO: Long fight for freedom in Misrata

Monday, July 11th 2011, 10:05
related places: Tripoli

After weeks of stalemate, Libyan rebels near Misrata are once again fighting their way west towards the capital Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Libya rebels making progress

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 16:50
related places: Tripoli, Zlitan

Libyan rebels are making progress towards the strategically important town of Zlitan on the road to Tripoli, following weeks of stalemate.
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Libya's rebels maintain advance

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 16:16
related places: Tripoli, Zlitan

Libyan rebels continue to make progress against Col Gaddafi's forces as they push west from Misrata towards the key town of Zlitan, on the road to Tripoli.
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US House rejects Libya rebel aid

Friday, July 8th 2011, 4:03
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives votes to prevent the Pentagon from supplying weapons, training or advice to Libyan rebels.
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Major advance

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 22:54

Mark Doyle sees rebel fighters in western Libya push forward
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Libya rebels advance on key town

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 17:48
related places: Tripoli

Libyan rebels advance against government forces on a strategically important road south of the capital Tripoli, a BBC correspondent says.
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Libyan rebels 'make desert gains'

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 20:27
related places: Tripoli

Libyan rebels say they have advanced on the desert village of Gualish, as they attempt to advance towards the capital, Tripoli.
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Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 21:18

Libyan rebels have succeeded in creating a defensive arc south and west of the port of Misrata by linking up two fronts, they tell the BBC.
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Waiting game

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 9:59
related places: Tripoli

Rebels in western Libya hope pressure builds for Tripoli uprising
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VIDEO: Rebels outline plans to attack Tripoli

Monday, July 4th 2011, 23:02
related places: Tripoli

In Libya, rebel commanders in the west of the country say they're waiting for an uprising in the capital Tripoli before making a final attack on the city.
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'Held back'

Monday, July 4th 2011, 15:43

Gaddafi forces remain serious challenge to Libyan rebels
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