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Bani Walid: ‘Where is the international community, why have they forgotten us?’

Reuters, 26th October 2012 Hours after taking control of Bani Walid, a former stronghold of Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan militias from the rival city of Misrata fired ferociously at its empty public buildings. Fighters yelling “Allahu akbar (God is greatest) and … Continue reading

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Mummar Gaddafi loyalists hold out in last stand at Bani Walid

The Guardian, 25th October 2012 Bani Walid was supposed to be safe. The last of Muammar Gaddafi‘s loyalists were supposed to have been purged from this Libyan desert town, after an eight-day offensive by the army. Instead, there was mayhem here … Continue reading

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‘Bani Walid is the centre of the new Libyan Revolution’ – Sukant Chandan

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Eleven killed as Libyan militia shell difiant Bani Walid

Russia Today, 18th October 2012 Clashes between Libyan authorities and Gaddafi loyalists have left 11 dead during the siege of anti-regime bastion Bani Walid. Libyan authorities continue to struggle against multiple militia groups in the midst of growing political disarray. … Continue reading

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The siege of Bani Walid

Middle East Online, 13th October 2012 The siege of Bani Walid, 180 km, south west of Tripoli has been in place for nearly two weeks now. It was publically authorized, encouraged and approved by Libya’s newly elected General National Conference GNC. … Continue reading

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The Persecution of Tawerghans

*We’re republishing this piece because we feel it reflects the experience of many Tawerghans. The article refers to ‘freedom’ several times – could this term be anymore inappropriate? The Independent – 18 Jul 2012 Majdi Suleiman Omar was lying on a hospital … Continue reading

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Libya tribes fear clashes over captive journalists

12 Jul 2012, TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Tribal leaders traveled Thursday to a town known for its support of deposed Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafito try to mediate the release of two captive journalists in a standoff that could lead to renewed clashes. The abduction appeared … Continue reading

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