Daily Archives: September 10, 2011

Libyan rebels struggle to win over pro-Gaddafi town

Supporters of Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi take                                                                   … Continue reading

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Rebels frustrated as Gadhafi loyalists resist assault on Bani Walid

“Where are you NATO” calls retreating  rebel’ The fighters had gone to the edge of Bani Walid, southwest of Tripoli and one of three major towns in Libya that remain loyal to Gadhafi, but were apparently driven back. They had encountered … Continue reading

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Western journalist admits calling in NATO airstrikes

‘Qaddafi forces are converging slightly south of here in the towns of Jumayl, Rigdalin, and Zultan. There are estimates of already 1,000 troops—and wild rumors that a Qaddafi family member might be protected by these troops abound. Tomorrow might be … Continue reading

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Libya: “This wasn’t a popular uprising,” – Berlusconi

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Friday that ousted Libyan leader Moamer was loved by his people and that the rebellion that toppled him was not a popular uprising. “This wasn`t a popular uprising,” like in other north African countries … Continue reading

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NATO strikes pro-Gaddafi town on behalf of cowardly retreating ‘rebels’ – Reuters witness

NORTH OF BANI WALID, Libya, Sept 10 | Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:44am EDT NORTH OF BANI WALID, Libya, Sept 10 (Reuters) – NATO aircraft carried out at least five air strikes around Bani Walid, one of the last bastions … Continue reading

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Gaddafi forces resist Bani Walid attack

  10 September 2011 Last updated at 08:57   Pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya have been putting up fierce resistance in Bani Walid, one of four towns still controlled by loyalist fighters. Anti-Gaddafi forces, who had expected to take the town … Continue reading

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Chaos as Libyan council chief gives briefing in Tripoli

   The Irish Times – Friday, September 9, 2011 CHRIS STEPHEN in Tripoli LIBYA’S REBEL prime minister Mahmoud Jibril saw his grand entrance on the world stage dissolve amid chaotic scenes yesterday at his first press conference since arriving in … Continue reading

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