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#MISRATA

# misrata - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Bodies of hundreds of Islamic State fighters kept in refrigerated containers in Libya

The corpses have been stored there for the past year awaiting a final decision on their fate.

# misrata - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Evidence of mass murder after Gaddafi's death

A new Human Rights Watch report suggests opposition militias summarily executed at least 66 captured members of Gaddafi’s convoy in the late dictator’s hometown of Sirte.

# misrata - Friday 27 January, 2012

MSF, Amnesty accuse Libyan authorities of torture

Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders is suspending its operations at Misrata detention centres over the claims.

# misrata - Monday 26 December, 2011

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.

# misrata - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Libya: official says Gaddafi was buried at dawn

He was buried with his son Muatassim and a top aide in a secret location, with a few relatives and officials in attendance.

# misrata - Sunday 23 October, 2011

Autopsy reveals Gaddafi died by gunshot to head

Meanwhile, it is being reported that the former dictator’s body will be handed back to his extended family following a deal with Libya’s interim government.

# misrata - Friday 21 October, 2011

Gaddafi's body being kept in shopping centre freezer

The dictator’s remains have reportedly been hidden there to keep them safe from angry crowds. (Warning: extremely graphic image).

Watch: new video and details of moments after Gaddafi's capture emerge Gaddafi This post contains videos

Watch: new video and details of moments after Gaddafi's capture emerge

Accounts differ on just how exactly Gaddafi died.

# misrata - Saturday 3 September, 2011

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.

# misrata - Friday 24 June, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# misrata - Thursday 9 June, 2011

New round of NATO strikes hit the outskirts of Tripoli

After a lull in bombardment, the Libyan capital was shaken by clusters of airstrikes today as NATO stepped up its campaign of support for rebels seeking to push Gaddafi from power.

# misrata - Monday 16 May, 2011

International Criminal Court seeks arrest of Gaddafi over Libyan 'crimes against humanity'

Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has asked that judges order the arrest of Gaddafi, his son and his intelligence chief as rebels say they have made gains in the western city of Misrata.

# misrata - Sunday 15 May, 2011

Rebels claim complete control of Misrata

Libyan rebels say they have taken full control of the strategic western port city of Misrata.

# misrata - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Libyan rebels claim capture of Misrata airport

Libyan rebels claim to have made substantial gains against forces loyal to the country’s strongman Muammar Gaddafi, by capturing the airport in the city of Misrata.

# misrata - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

French navy denies that an aircraft carrier ignored distress calls from Libyan migrants

Sixty-one people died aboard a boat in the Mediterranean. Survivors claim they were ignored by a French navy ship. Meanwhile, heavy fighting continues in Tripoli, Misrata and Ajdabiya.

# misrata - Monday 2 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

Gaddafi shells Misrata amid chemical weapons fears

As the shelling of Misrata continues, fears grow that Col Gaddafi’s forces are preparing to use chemical weapons in their fight to defeat the rebels.

# misrata - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Gaddafi offers truce and negotiations in Libya but no sign of stepping down

Appearing on state television, the Libyan leader was more conciliatory than usual but NATO’s airstrikes continued in the capital of Tripoli as pro-Gaddafi forces continued to shell the besieged city of Misrata.

# misrata - Saturday 23 April, 2011

Tribes vow to fight on as government forces withdraw from Misrata

Tribes loyal to Muammar Gaddafi say they will trying to oust rebels from the city, as official forces pull back.

# misrata - 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.

# misrata - 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”.

# misrata - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Photojournalist and Oscar nominee Tim Hetherington killed in Libya

Three other photojournalists were injured, two seriously, in an attack in the besieged city of Misrata.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Anglo Irish Bank scrabble; insurance policy fine print; US air traffic controllers hit the headlines again; and the devastating power of tornadoes. It’s all in today’s Daily Fix.

France and Italy to send military officials to advise Libyan rebels

Meanwhile, UN official warns Libyan authorities that their military actions will come under “intense scrutiny”

# misrata - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

British military advisers heading to Libya

The advisers are reportedly travelling to the troubled north African state to help the country’s rebel forces.

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.

# misrata - Monday 18 April, 2011

Ground invasion by the West in Libya ruled out once again

Rebel troops struggle to gain a foothold as the humanitarian crisis worsens. Aid has been approved for the capital Tripoli.

# misrata - Sunday 17 April, 2011

Government forces continue to pound Libyan city as US seeks refuge for Gaddafi

The Obama administration has begun seeking a country that might be willing to take Muammar Gaddafi as his forces continue to pound the rebel held city of Misrata.

# misrata - Saturday 16 April, 2011

Gaddafi 'using cluster bombs on his own people' in Libya

The accusation comes as NATO foreign ministers reached another stalemate over air support for Libyan rebels on Friday.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know before 9am: Gardaí make five arrests in relation to a massive drugs haul; good news for cash-strapped ESB customers; presidential elections in Nigeria; and Stephen Fry is prepared to go to prison.

# misrata - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Libya Allied forces to increase military operations in Libya

Britain and France have vowed to step up military pressure on Col Gaddafi and to send resources to rebels – while the United States has condemned “renewed atrocities” in Libya.

# misrata - Monday 11 April, 2011

Gaddafi 'accepts African Union peace plan' for Libya

The ceasefire will now be put to Libyan opposition in Benghazi although it is not known if the agreement contains a provision for Muammar Gaddafi to step down.

# misrata - 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.

# misrata - 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.

# misrata - Saturday 2 April, 2011

Six civilians killed as Gaddafi forces pound city of Misrata

Six civilians have been killed today, as Gaddafi’s forces aimed an unrelenting campaign of shelling and sniper fire on the rebel-stronghold of Misrata.

# misrata - Monday 28 March, 2011

Libya's rebels close in on Gaddafi home town

If rebels can capture Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte, the path is clear to the capital of Tripoli – so a heavy battle is likely.

# misrata - Sunday 27 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Catch up on the day’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed earlier.

Video: Gaddafi loyalists attack woman - and journalists - in Tripoli hotel Libya This post contains videos

Video: Gaddafi loyalists attack woman - and journalists - in Tripoli hotel

Loyalists to the Libyan leader try to stop a woman from complaining of a sexual assault – and then attack western media.

Libyan rebels win back control over western oil town

Anti-Gaddafi forces recoup control of Ajdabiya – as well as capturing the coastal town of Brega, apparently without a fight.

# misrata - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Gaddafi's air force 'destroyed': British commander

A senior British commander has said that allied airstrikes have defeated the Libyan air force.

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