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US led coalition bombs targets inside Libya for a third straight day listen

03/21/11 wire reports including AP
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The U.S. commander in Africa says coalition jets fired 12 more cruise missiles at Libyan missile, command and air defense sites as they continued to press a no-fly zone over the North African nation.

The attacks today followed a weekend of punishing air strikes aimed at preventing Moammar Gadhafi's forces from killing civilians seeking his ouster.

General Carter Ham said not much was known about Gadhafi’s whereabouts. Speaking by video conference from his headquarters in Germany, Ham to...

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President Barack Obama says the U.S. will help its allies enforce a no-fly zone over parts of Libya listen

03/18/11 wire reports including AP
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President Barack Obama says the U.S. will help its allies enforce a no-fly zone over parts of Libya if Moammar Gadhafi does not immediately cease military actions against rebels.

Obama told reporters at the White House that thousands of Libyans could die if Gadhafi is not forced to pull his troops back from rebel strongholds. He said humanitarian aid must reach those in need.

Last night the U.N. Security Council approved possible military action against Gadhafi.

Earlier today, Libya’...

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Gadhafi troops and rebel forces trade victories listen

03/14/11 wire reports including AP
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West of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, government tanks and artillery bombarded an opposition-held town near the Tunisian border. A resident in Zwara says at least four rebel fighters were killed in the barrage.

In the east, opposition forces have slowed the government's offensive at the oil port of Brega. While Gadhafi's troops used superior firepower to drive the rebels out of the city yesterday, they've been unable to hold it. Rebels pushed back into Brega last night and claim to have cap...

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Gadhafi warns against foreign intervention listen

03/02/11 wire services
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Libyan rebels have repelled an attack by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi at a key coastal oil installation in Brega.

Gadhafi's forces initially recaptured the facility, but a wave of civilian militias drove them out. At least six people were killed in the fighting.

Meanwhile in the capital, Gadhafi vowed his forces would "fight until the last man and woman." In the speech broadcast on Libyan state TV, he lashed out against Europe and the United States for pressuring him to step down. G...

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Violence continues in Libya as US and others mull intervention listen

03/01/11 wire services
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Residents of the rebel-held city closest to Libya's capital are celebrating after fighters repelled an overnight attack by forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Witnesses say the pro-Gadhafi forces battled the rebels for six hours, but couldn't take control of Zawiya.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told Congress today that the U.S. must lead an international response to the crisis, including a no-fly zone.

Clinton says the Obama administration may seek the prosecution o...

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Protests continue in Libya and beyond and are met with violence listen

02/25/11 Seán Kinane
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The White House says the U.S. is moving forward with plans to impose unilateral sanctions on Libya in response to violence there.

Another U.S. official says the United States has closed its embassy in Tripoli after evacuating all personnel on a ferry and a chartered airplane.

There are reports of at least four deaths today in Libya's capital. That’s after militias loyal to Moammar Gadhafi opened fire on opponents holding their first major protest in Tripoli in days. On the television ne...

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Rally in Temple Terrace to support pro-democracy activists in Libya listen

02/22/11 Seán Kinane
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Hundreds of pro-democracy activists have been killed by Libya’s government during several days of demonstrations . Yesterday in Temple Terrace, more than 60 people rallied in support of Libya’s protesters.

In a long speech televised today on Libya TV, the country’s leader, Moammar Gadhafi vowed to continue to fight and die a “martyr.” He called on supporters to take back the streets from people demanding his ouster. But during rush hour last night, supporters of Libya’s street protesters ...

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