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#Libya

# libya - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Libyan rebels tighten grip on loyalist stronghold Sirte

Revolutionary fighters have taken control of most of the town, one of the last remaining Gaddafi loyalist holdouts.

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The 9 at 9: Sunday

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# libya - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Fierce battle under way for Gaddafi's final stronghold

Rebels are mounting a “final push” into Sirte, fighting running street battles with loyalist snipers.

# libya - Friday 7 October, 2011

Libyan forces launch attack on Gaddafi stronghold

The country’s transitional government has launched the attack on Gaddafi’s hometown Sirte, using tank and mortar fire.

# libya - Monday 3 October, 2011

Gaddafi wanted to be 'like the Queen of England'

An investigation into the six-month campaign to overthrow the now fugitive Colonel has revealed his desperate attempts to retain some semblance of control.

Libyan interim leaders announce new government and vow to step down

Meanwhile, the push to control Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte.

# libya - Thursday 29 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s Fix: the latest from the Race for the Áras; meet the new frontman of INXS; the latest from Libya and why it’s been a good day for Angela Merkel.

Libyan rebels said to have captured airport in Gaddafi stronghold of Sirte

Meanwhile, the ousted leader is reportedly being sheltered by nomadic tribesman in the Sahara desert.

# libya - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Fidel Castro labels Obama's UN speech 'gibberish'

The former Cuban leader has dismissed Barack Obama’s recent UN speech and condemned Nato’s campaign in Libya as a “monstrous crime”.

# libya - Monday 26 September, 2011

Libyan oil wells back in production for first time since outbreak of war Oil

Libyan oil wells back in production for first time since outbreak of war

However the flow of gas supplies may not resume for another month.

# libya - Sunday 25 September, 2011

Mass grave with bodies of over 1,200 prisoners reported in Libya

NTC officials say the victims of a 1996 massacre by the Gaddafi regime.

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# libya - Saturday 24 September, 2011

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.

# libya - Thursday 22 September, 2011

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.

# libya - Saturday 17 September, 2011

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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.

# libya - Friday 16 September, 2011

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.

# libya - Thursday 15 September, 2011

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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: ESB workers to vote on strike action, is Norris preparing for one last tilt at the Áras? And Ireland’s newest blogger – you’ve probably heard of him…

# libya - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

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 - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Four in court over halting site slavery, Amnesty finds human rights abuses on both sides in Libya, and more pressure on Ryan Tubridy…

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.

# libya - Monday 12 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Blow to Norris’s re-entry hopes, Hurricane Katia hits Ireland (literally), and proof that Spongebob literally makes you stupid…

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.

# libya - Saturday 10 September, 2011

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.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# libya - Friday 9 September, 2011

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.

# libya - Thursday 8 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you should know this morning…

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”.

# libya - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

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.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# libya - Monday 5 September, 2011

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 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# libya - Sunday 4 September, 2011

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.

# libya - Saturday 3 September, 2011

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.