[THS] Libya: Far from Over
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Wed Sep 28 13:56:11 CEST 2011
Battle for Sirte continues as civilians flee town under siege:
Snipers defending Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte held off an advance on Tuesday by interim government forces, as the last bastion of support for Gaddafi fought to keep the new government out.
Libya's City of Bani Walid Crushes Rebel Advance:
Bani Walid residents reject NATO-proxy rule, defeats rebels at their gates.
UN: Libya's Bani Walid, Sirte still unaccessible:
Humanitarian assistance led by the United Nations still could not get access to the Libyan city of Bani Walid and Sirte, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya Panos Moumtzis said here Monday.
Tuareg tribes clash with new Libyan forces: sources:
Tuareg tribesmen fought skirmishes at the weekend with armed groups affiliated to Libya's interim government, two sources with local contacts told Reuters, a clash that highlighted the challenges Libya's new rulers face in winning over fractious tribes.
20,000 Missiles Reported Missing From Libya:
Al-Qaida is active in the region, and security officials fear that the missiles will be used to target U.S. commercial planes. Due to the safety risk, some in Congress are now calling for all American passenger jets flying overseas to have the same protection as military planes.
Former Rebels' Rivalries Hold Up Governing in Libya:
When the fighters who ousted Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi find caches of weapons from his arsenals, they do not entrust them to Libya's new provisional government. Instead, they haul them back to their hometowns, like Misurata, Zintan, Yafran or Rujban. And when they capture members of the Qaddafi government, the fighters say, they cart them home as well.
Spoils of war:
Exclusive: Libya assures UK firms on key role in rebuild:
Britain's help in overthrowing Muammar Gaddafi will never be forgotten and British companies can expect to play an instrumental role in rebuilding Libya, a senior diplomat told executives on Tuesday.
Libyan justice minister: Lockerbie case 'closed':
Scotland has asked Libya's new authorities to help track down those responsible for the 1988 Lockerbie airplane bombing, but the country's transitional justice minister told reporters Monday "the case is closed."
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