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Bani Walid in Ruins

Homes, businesses, and public buildings including Bani Walid’s hospital looted, burnt and destroyed by militias

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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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‘US, UK silent on Bani Walid massacres and chaos’

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US blocks Russia’s draft statement in UN on peaceful resolution of Bani Walid violence

Russia Today, 23 October 2012 The United States has blocked a draft statement, proposed by Russia, on the resolution of violence in the Libyan town of Bani Walid, which has been under siege for weeks. The statement called for a … Continue reading

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Endless Siege: Death count in Bani Walid rises daily

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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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Humanitarian crisis in Sirte critical

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