Category Archives: LIBYA

Rebels, NATO Intensify Military Actions In Libya

Tripoli, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Libyan rebels backed by NATO intensified their offensive on Monday against the army loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi in the southwestern part of the capital, as the government proposed to hold talks and call elections under international supervision. Continue reading

S. African President Zuma Warns NATO Against Killing Gadhafi

South African President Jacob Zuma has warned NATO not to use its military power to kill Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Mr. Zuma spoke in Pretoria Sunday as a high-level African Union panel discussed ways of ending the four-month conflict between Mr. Gadhafi and eastern-based rebels. Continue reading

Army and Rebels Increase Fighting in Western Libya

Tripoli, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The Libyan army and rebel militia engaged in heavy fighting in Yafran and other locations of the Western Mountains, while the government received massive popular support and accused the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO= of bombing civilians. Continue reading

NATO Forces ‘Trying To Kill’ Gaddafi: U.S. Admiral Samuel J. Locklear

A top U.S. admiral has confirmed to a U.S. congressman that NATO forces are trying to kill Muammar Gaddafi, and that the need for ground troops in Libya after the embattled leader falls is anticipated.

House Armed Services Committee member Mike Turner (R-OH) reveals to The Cable that U.S. Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, commander of the NATO Joint Operations Command in Naples, Italy, told him last month that NATO forces are actively targeting and trying to kill Gaddafi: Continue reading

NATO Bombs Positions of Libyan Army Near Dafniya

Tripoli, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) NATO warplanes on Friday bombed Libyan Army positions near Dafniya, a town near Misratah, where clashes between rebels and troops loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi continued.

The NATO command attacked armored units and heavy artillery of the Libyan armed forces 30 kilometers west of Misratah, where the Western forces intensified their air raids, killing an undetermined number of people. Continue reading

NATO Planes Bomb West Libya

Tripoli, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization stepped up its air raids against western Libya, after attacking two civilian checkpoints in Khoms and the town of Nalut, and losing an unmanned helicopter near Zlitan. Continue reading

Libya Says Civilians Killed in NATO Confirmed Airstrike

A Libyan man walking amid the debris of a damaged building on the sprawling estate of Khuwildi Hemidi, a veteran comrade of Moammar Gadhafi in the Surman area, west of Tripoli, June 20, 2011

NATO said Monday it carried out an airstrike on a “high-level” command center in Libya, while the government said the strike destroyed a large family compound belonging to a close associate of leader Moammar Gadhafi. Continue reading