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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Libya

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Rebels push into Gaddafi hometown of Sirte as loyalists fight on
Meanwhile, the National Transitional Council says it will announce a new interim government next week.
Gaddafi strongholds fall but battles continue for Sirte and Bani Walid
Meanwhile, the US ambassador is back in Tripoli as the US reopens its diplomatic offices there.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In tonight’s Fix: Has Norris got the numbers for the Áras and what about McGuinness?; which country looks set to legalise same-sex marriage; and have you seen Ireland’s version of the Haka?
Libya: Fierce battles continue for Gaddafi strongholds
In Bani Walid and Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte the resistance continues. The whereabouts of the Colonel himself remain unknown.
UN approves Libya seat for former rebels
The UN gave strong backing to Libya’s former rebels yesterday by handing their National Transitional Council the country’s UN seat.
Libyan forces pull back after fierce battles in Gaddafi's hometown
Fighting between pro-Gaddafi and anti-regime fighers intensified today in Bani Walid as revolutionary forces advanced on Sirte, Gaddafi’s hometown.
Cameron and Sarkozy visit Libya
The leaders of France and Britain are travelling to Libya today to welcome country’s new rulers – however fighting is still continuing between NTC forces and Gaddafi loyalists.
Cameron and Sarkozy to visit Libya, says Libyan official
The British and French leaders are expected in Libya tomorrow, an Libyan official told the Associated Press.
Libya’s civil war: lynching, cluster bombs and enforced disappearances
In its report on the six-month-long conflict, Amnesty International says a range of human rights abuses and potential war crimes have been committed by both sides.
Confirmed: Gaddafi's son flees across border to Niger
Authorities in Niger have announced that al-Saadi Gaddafi was captured by a military patrol after escaping from Libya.
IMF recognises Libyan rebels and pledges to revive economy
Christine Lagarde tells the world that she’s following the wishes of IMF members by recognising the NTC as Libya’s real leaders.
Libyans find mass grave, bodies of slain detainees
Residents of a mountain village in western Libya have dug up the remains of 35 bound and blindfolded men who they say were shot at close range by Muammar Gaddafi’s military.
Gaddafi denies leaving Libya in latest TV message
The ousted Libyan leader says the rebels who pushed him out are a “bunch of mercenaries, thugs and traitors”.
Libyan troop convoy reaches Niger and heads for capital but is Gaddafi with them?
Gaddafi remains popular amongst some African tribes for his previous financial backing of them.
Chinese companies deny breaking arms embargo in Libya
China has confirmed that representatives of Muammar Gaddafi visited the country seeking to buy arms in July, but says no weaponry was shipped – an assertion that the Libyan opposition has challenged.
British intelligence inquiry to study Gaddafi links
Documents found after rebels took Tripoli have shown cooperation between British and US intelligence operatives and Gaddafi’s regime.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In tonight’s Fix: What Diarmuid Martin wants the Taoiseach to explain; Celia Larkin’s earfuls for Bertie; why McDonald’s is ‘Lovin’ It’ in Ballymun; and what did the Rubberbandits get upto at Electric Picnic?
Libya: Talks fail over surrender of pro-Gaddafi forces in Bani Walid stronghold
Opposition fighters stationed outside the town are waiting for the green light to launch a final assault on one of the last Gaddafi strongholds.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In tonight’s Fix: The fall out from the Vatican’s response to the Cloyne report; why there could be good news for mortgage holders; and what’s happening down at the Electric Picnic?
Documents reveal Gaddafi regime's ties to CIA
The US’s Central Intelligence Agency worked closely with the Gaddafi regime in the rendition of terror suspects, documents show.
That was quick: Republic of Libya unveils new football kit
The collapse of the Gaddafi regime can only mean one thing: a brand-spanking new kit for the Libyan national football team.
Libya's interim authority pledges move to Tripoli next week
Pro-Gaddafi forces continue to hold out in three areas of the country as the interim National Transitional Council promises democracy within 20 months.
Gaddafi: "I won't surrender"
The Libyan leader said that he and his forces are “not like women” and will keep on fighting.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
Catch up on the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Libyan rebels round up black Africans
The African Union and Amnesty International have protested the treatment of black Africans inside Libya – following thousands bring rounded up and put in makeshift prisons on suspicion of being mercenaries.
11-year-old killed by celebratory gunfire in Tripoli
Dozens of people have been injured as rebel fighters shoot their guns into the air in Tripoli…
Leaders meet to discuss Libya's next step as Gaddafi brothers differ over conflict
Saif al-Islam and Saadi Gaddafi has words of defiance and acceptance last night as world leaders will focus on the future of Libya in Paris today.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
Over €1 billion being flown to Libya in cash after UN release assets
The UN Security Council’s Sanctions Committee had frozen Libyan assets after civil war broke out in mid-February 2011.
Rebels 'closing in' on Gaddafi
The rebels have given pro-Gaddafi forces a deadline of Saturday to complete negotiations and surrender.