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#benghazi

# benghazi - Friday 22 April, 2011

Libyan battle 'heading toward a stalemate'

The US’ most senior army official made the comments even as he said that 30-40 per cent of pro-Gaddafi ground forces in Libya had been destroyed.

# benghazi - Thursday 21 April, 2011

Ireland to assist emergency evacuation of civilians from Misrata

As yet more civilian die at the hands of government forces in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore says Ireland has “a responsibility to act”.

# benghazi - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Fears for thousands of civilians trapped in besieged Libyan city

An aid ship sent to rescue desperate civilians from the conflict-torn city of Misrata was forced to leave thousands of injured women and children behind yesterday – amongst heavy bombardment and sniper fire.

# benghazi - Monday 11 April, 2011

Libyan rebels reject ceasefire proposals

Rebel groups claim African Union proposals to end Libyan conflict do not insist Gaddafi should step down.

# benghazi - Sunday 10 April, 2011

Fierce fighting in Libya as Gaddafi forces make more gains

Recapturing the town of Ajdabiya, where fighting is ongoing, would give Gaddafi forces a key staging ground for an assault on Benghazi that could crush the uprising.

# benghazi - Monday 4 April, 2011

Two rescue teams evacuate hundreds of wounded from Libyan hospital (Slideshow) Libya This post contains images

Two rescue teams evacuate hundreds of wounded from Libyan hospital (Slideshow)

A Turkish vessel has rescued 250 wounded from a hospital in the besieged city of Misrata – while Médecins San Frontieres evacuated a further 71 injured patients for treatment.

# benghazi - Sunday 3 April, 2011

Fighting focuses on strategic Libyan oil town

The see-saw desert battle for Libya continues – with rebels making modest gains with the help of international air strikes after skirmishes around the strategic oil town of Brega.

# benghazi - Thursday 24 March, 2011

NATO to meet over support for Libyan no-fly zone

Meanwhile, a fifth night of coalition airstrikes hasn’t deterred pro-Gaddafi forces from shelling rebel-held areas.

# benghazi - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

Key Libyan city bombarded with snipers, shells and tanks

Civilians in the city of Misrata are scrounging for food and water and living without electricity as airstrikes continue to ravage the area.

US jet 'crash-lands' in field near Benghazi - report

The Daily Telegraph says a US fighter jet crashed due to a mechanical failure – but that the pilot ejected to safety.

Rebels buoyed after third night of Coalition fire on Libya

The international coalition bombards Gaddafi’s air defences, but rebels are still not organised enough to take command.

# benghazi - Monday 21 March, 2011

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Coalition forces destroy building in Gaddafi compound

Libyan government spokesman says building’s destruction proves forces are targeting civilians. Meanwhile, the US claims military action has seriously damaged Gaddafi’s air defences.

# benghazi - Saturday 19 March, 2011

World leaders announce start of military action against Gaddafi

French military jets have been carrying out recon operations over Libya today, according to French military sources.

Libyan warplane shot down as Gaddafi forces deny breaching ceasefire

World leaders meeting in Paris today to discuss possible military action against Gaddafi following yesterday’s UN resolution approving the use of force to protect civilians.

# benghazi - Thursday 17 March, 2011

Libyan rebels struggle to hold off Gaddafi's forces

Rebels are hoping for help from the UN Security Council before Gaddafi’s tanks and troops break through the city of Ajdabiya.

# benghazi - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Gaddafi forces predict capture of rebel stronghold 'within 48 hours'

Libyan rebels are voicing fear and anger over a lack of international support for their cause – as Gaddafi’s son boasts that government forces will storm Benghazi within 48 hours.

Gaddafi's son says Libya funded "clown" Sarkozy's presidential campaign

French resident’s office denies allegations of funding source. Meanwhile, Libyan troops move closer to rebel-held Benghazi.

# benghazi - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Gaddafi blames foreigners for Libyan unrest as no-fly zone talks continue

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has appeared on state television yet again to denounce the pro-democracy uprising.

# benghazi - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Gaddafi working on a deal to step down as Libyan leader according to opposition

A spokesperson for Gaddafi has denounced the reports of talks with the opposition.

# benghazi - Sunday 6 March, 2011

Heavy gunfire heard in Tripoli as pro-Gaddafi forces claim gains in Libya

The UK government has refused to comment on claims that SAS forces in Libya have been captured by rebels as the violence continues across the country.

# benghazi - Friday 4 March, 2011

Tripoli 'tense' as more protests expected today in Libya

More clashes are expected today as rebels call for mass protests after Friday prayers.

# benghazi - Friday 25 February, 2011

US to impose 'unilateral and multilateral' sanctions against Libya as unrest continues

Earlier, embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appeared defiant on state television.

Some Irish nationals evacuated from Libya but 27 still remain

The consular assistance team that had been on the ground in Tripoli has now left the country for the night.

The 9 at 9: Election Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: It’s polling day – we tell you where to go and what to do when you get there; department of Foreign Affairs responds to criticism of its Libya rescue effort and how a Limerick dog pulled a Lassie.

Department of Foreign Affairs responds to Tripoli rescue criticism

A second attempt to rescue citizens from Tripoli will take place today.

# benghazi - Thursday 24 February, 2011

Air Corps planes remain in Malta as Libyan conflict continues

The two Air Corps planes deployed to assist with evacuations remain in Valletta as officials try to assemble a taskforce.

Colonel Gaddafi under pressure as Obama condemns Libya violence

The Libyan leader could speak on state TV again today with reports of opposition gaining towns and cities across the country.

# benghazi - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

Gaddafi insists he is still in Libya - as death toll reaches 300 Libya This post contains videos

Gaddafi insists he is still in Libya - as death toll reaches 300

Col Gaddafi has appeared briefly on state TV to insist that he has not fled the country – meanwhile, the UN Security Council will meet today to discuss protests in Libya as the death toll reaches 300.

Brother of Dublin South candidate killed in Libyan protests

The brother of independent candidate Hussein Hamed has been shot dead in the city of Benghazi.

# benghazi - Monday 21 February, 2011

Death toll rises to at least 200 in Libya

Protesters reported to have taken Benghazi, while others in Tripoli have set fire to central government building and stormed state television HQ.

# benghazi - Sunday 20 February, 2011

Efforts to evacuate Irish citizens from centre of Libyan protests

About 900 protesters have been brought into one hospital in Benghazi, mostly suffering from gunshot wounds. A total of 40 Irish nationals are known to be in the country – with six located near the centre of the protests.

# benghazi - Friday 18 February, 2011

At least 24 dead in Libya protests as demonstrations set to continue

Protesters want an end to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s 41-year rule of the north African country.