The horrific story was one of a number to emerge from Misrata after the group sent in a team of interviewers in June to catalogue human rights abuses just after Libyan forces expelled Gaddafi loyalists. Continue reading
Photo: JANE MINGAY
The RAF is using its E-3D spy plane to help protect Libya‘s civilians as the war rages between Mumamaar Gaddafi’s forces and rebel fighters. Sean Rayment delivers dispatch from on board this secret military jet.
8:45AM BST 29 May 2011
Thirty thousand feet above Libya, the war against Mumamaar Gaddafi is directed against the roar of aircraft noise by men hunched over banks of computer screens.
This is Magic 52, the RAF E-3D spy plane which is in charge of the effort to protect Libya’s civilians from the dictator.
From the airborne command, control and communication centre, a crew of highly-trained specialists direct every part of the bombing campaign. Continue reading
By C. J. CHIVERS Published: May 13, 2011
MISURATA, Libya — The army and militias of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, who for more than two months have fought rebels seeking to overthrow the Libyan leader, are undermined by self-serving officers, strained logistics and units hastily reinforced with untrained cadets, according to captured soldiers from their ranks.
In interviews this week in a rebel-run detention center where more than 100 prisoners from the Libyan military are housed, the prisoners consistently described hardships in the field and officers who deceived or failed them. They spoke bitterly of their lot. Continue reading
According to the Libyans, eleven imams – part of a larger delegation on a peace mission across the front line – died today when Nato bombed their guesthouse in the town of Brega, around 500 miles to the east of the capital. Gruesome pictures of some of the dead were shown. Continue reading
Associated Press 7:45 a.m., Saturday, April 16, 2011
AJDABIYA, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi’s forces poured rocket fire after dawn Saturday into Misrata, the only western city still in rebel hands, and weary residents who have endured more than a month of fighting angrily lashed out at NATO for failing to halt the deadly assault. Continue reading