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2 years 7 months ago

Obama: Libya slipping from grasp of tyrant

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama says Libya is "slipping from the grasp of a tyrant" as the battle between rebels and longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi has reached a "tipping point." In a statement issued Sunday from Martha's Vineyard, where he's vacationing, Obama said the surest way...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Libya says woman claiming rape is now free

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The Libyan government says a woman who stormed into a Tripoli hotel Saturday to tell foreign reporters that government troops raped her is now with her family. The government says four men were interrogated in the case, including the son of a high-ranking police officer....

3 years 2 weeks ago

Libya air raids target Gadhafi hometown of Sirte

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Libyan state television reports that international airstrikes are targeting Moammar Gadhafi's hometown and stronghold of Sirte for the first time. Foreign journalists in the city reported loud explosions and warplanes flying overheard. Sirte is strategically located about halfway between the rebel-held east and the...

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