Category: Libya

Gaddafi`s Son: `We Will Never Surrender`

Ref: Colonel Gaddafi`s son has issued a defiant response to suggestions his father should resign as Libyan leader, branding them a “joke”.

Saif al-Islam responded after the country`s rebel chief said Gaddafi was welcome to retire on Libyan soil, as long as he formally stepped down from his role and agreed to international supervision of his movements.
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ICC issues arrest warrant against Gaddafi

Ref: The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants on Monday for Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and the country’s spy chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, on charges of crimes against humanity.

ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo had in May asked the court to issue arrest warrants for the “pre-determined” killing of protesters in Libya after the UN Security Council referred the issue to the court.
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NATO denies killing civilians in Libya strike

Ref: Loud explosions have been heard in the Libyan capital Tripoli as jets flew over the city, witnesses said.

A Reuters correspondent heard four explosions in Tripoli as jets flew overhead on two occasions on Saturday. The blasts appeared to come from the eastern suburb of Tajura.
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Battle for Libyan town intensifies

Ref: Gun battles between forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and rebel fighters in the northwest city of Nalut have left at least eight rebel fighters dead and 13 more wounded, according to a fighter.

The fighting in Nalut comes a day after rebels captured a 2km stretch west of Misurata in central Libya.
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Gaddafi: `Nuclear Bombs Will Not Make Me Go`

Ref: Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has vowed to defeat Nato and stay in power in Libya, saying not even nuclear bombs would drive him away.

The alliance is currently carrying out a sustained campaign of air strikes which has lasted months and is aimed at ousting him.
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Libyan rebels make fresh advances

Ref: Pro-democracy fighters have made fresh advances in both the east and the west of Libya, gaining ground against forces loyal to the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, reports say.

Late on Tuesday, NATO resumed bombing of the Libyan capital with strikes hitting the east of the city.
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Fierce fighting in western Libya

Ref: Battles between pro-democracy fighters and Muammar Gaddafi’s, the Libyan leader, forces are continuing across the west of the country, as rebels say they are advancing towards the capital.

Rebel fighters said they were making gains towards Zlitan from the port city of Misurata – which is under their control.
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Gadhafi: `We will not surrender, we will not give up`

Tripoli: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi vowed Tuesday that “we will not surrender,” even as NATO airstrikes bombarded his compound in Tripoli.

“I am now speaking as planes and bombs fall around me,” Gadhafi said in a live audio broadcast on state television. “But my soul is in God`s hand. We will not think about death or life. We will think about the call of duty.”

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Libya says Nato raids killed 718 civilians

Ref: Libya Tuesday accused Nato of killing 718 civilians and wounding 4,067 in 10 weeks of air strikes, as African efforts for a truce stalled and Italy said Moamer Qadhafi’s regime is “finished.”

The toll of dead and injured was given at a news conference in Tripoli by government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim, who also warned the departure of Qadhafi would be a “worst case scenario” for Libya.
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South African president :Gadhafi ready for truce

Ref: Moammar Gadhafi is ready for a truce to stop the fighting in his country, visiting South African president said Monday after meeting the Libyan ruler, but he listed familiar Gadhafi conditions that have scuttled previous cease-fire efforts. Rebels quickly rejected the offer.

The South African president. Jacob Zuma, said Gadhafi is ready to accept an African Union initiative for a cease-fire that would stop all hostilities, including NATO airstrikes in support of rebel forces. “He is ready to implement the road map,” Zuma said.

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