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Unidentified war planes attack Tripoli again

Unidentified war planes attacked targets in Libya's capital Tripoli on Sunday, residents said, hours after forces from the city of Misrata said they had seized the main airport. Tripoli residents heard jets followed by explosi

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Libyan forces seize Tripoli airport

Forces from the Libyan city of Misrata on Saturday seized Tripoli's main airport after more than a month of fighting with a rival group, a Misrata spokesman said. Pictures on social media purportedly showed Misrata fighters ce

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Libya port unloading hits record

Container unloading at Libya's Misrata port has hit record levels this year and the major shipping gateway is expanding, a local official said, in a rare success story in the troubled North African country. Libya's third-b

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Clues to Gaddafi death hidden from public view

Libyan forces guarding Muammar Gaddafi's body in a cold storage room on Saturday let in members of the public to view the deposed leader for a second day, but the wounds that may hold the clue to how he died were covered up. Gaddafi's body

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Gaddafi family demands body; Nato ends Libya war

Nato called an end to its air war in Libya, and the clan of Muammar Gaddafi demanded a chance to bury the body that lay on display in a meat locker after a death as brutal and chaotic as his 42-year rule. In a statement on a Syria-based pr

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France defends arms airlift to Libyan rebels

France said it did not break a U.N. arms embargo by airlifting weapons to Libya's rebels because the arms were needed to defend civilians under threat. France on Wednesday became the first Nato country to openly acknowledge arming rebels s

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Nato to keep up pressure on Libya

Nato strikes have seriously degraded Muammar Gaddafi's military power and his leadership is becoming more isolated, the alliance's secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said on Thursday. Rasmussen said a combination of strong m

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Libyan forces destroy Misrata fuel tanks

Libyan government forces destroyed four fuel storage tanks and set several others ablaze in rebel-held Misrata, dealing a blow to the port city's ability to withstand a government siege, rebels said. The attack on the western city came as

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Libya govt planes destroy Misrata fuel tanks

Libyan government forces dropped bombs on four large oil storage tanks in the contested western city of Misrata, destroying the tanks and sparking a fire that spread to four more, a rebel spokesman said on Saturday. Government forces used

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Heavy fighting in Misrata and Libyan mountains

Troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi extended their campaign to pound Berber towns in Libya's Western Mountains and battled rebels around the port of the besieged western city of Misrata. Tripoli was quiet on Tuesday after a Nato strike on Gadd

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