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# sirte - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

It looks like Islamic State is making a grab for oil in Africa

French surveillance planes spotted the group making advances towards oil fields in Libya.

# sirte - 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.

# sirte - Monday 14 May, 2012

NATO criticised after investigation confirms 72 deaths from Libya air strikes

A third of the civilians who died from the air strikes on the country last year were under 18 with NATO not yet having paid any compensation.

# sirte - 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.

# sirte - Friday 21 October, 2011

Poll: Should Gaddafi corpse photos have made the front page? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Gaddafi corpse photos have made the front page?

Most newspapers – international and Irish – have opted to put graphic photos of a dying or dead Gaddafi on their cover this morning. How do you feel about seeing them there?

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

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.

# sirte - Thursday 20 October, 2011

In pictures: Libyans in Ireland celebrate the death of Gaddafi Libyans In Ireland This post contains images

In pictures: Libyans in Ireland celebrate the death of Gaddafi

O’Connell Street has been the scene of celebration for Libyans living in Ireland tonight.

COLONEL MUAMMAR GADDAFI has been killed in Libya, the country’s interim government has confirmed.

A National Transitional Council spokesman announced the death of the strongman at a press conference earlier today. is providing rolling updates as the story emerges from Sirte, where it is claimed tht NTC forces killed the former leader.

There have been celebratory scenes across Libya – and indeed the world – since the reports started this afternoon. Across the North African country, civilians have been tooting car and ship horns, while fighters have been firing gunshots into the air – a practice we have already found out is mightily dangerous.

Here is a collection of some of the images of the day:

(Warning: Some of the images are very graphic)

Read: Can bullets fired into the air kill you when they fall down?>

Updates: Libyan prime minister confirms Gaddafi death>

More: In pictures and videos: the life of ‘mad dog’ Muammar Gaddafi>

Libya – ‘We announce to the world that Muammar Gaddafi has been killed’

A video has emerged which claims to show Gaddafi’s corpse (not main picture here) as National Transitional Council in Libya confirms the ousted leader was captured and died of his wounds.

Gaddafi's hometown taken by Libyan forces

Libyan fighters for the interim government have reportedly hoisted their flag over the city of Sirte, the last hold-out of those loyal to former leader Muammar Gaddafi.

# sirte - Monday 17 October, 2011

Libyans bulldoze Gaddafi's Tripoli compound

The revolutionary brigade said the area – once a “symbol of tyranny” – will be turned into a public park accessible to all Libyans.

# sirte - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

The cost of a revolution? Libya's rulers open their books to reveal expenditure

The interim government has publicly revealed spending details amid questions over its legitimacy. Meanwhile fighters in Sirte have made further gains.

# sirte - 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.

# sirte - 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.

# sirte - 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.

# sirte - 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.

# sirte - Thursday 29 September, 2011

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.

# sirte - 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.

# sirte - 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.

# sirte - Saturday 17 September, 2011

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.

# sirte - 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.

# sirte - Friday 2 September, 2011

Gaddafi: "I won't surrender"

The Libyan leader said that he and his forces are “not like women” and will keep on fighting.

# sirte - Sunday 28 August, 2011

Gaddafi offers to negotiate with rebels as shortages cripple Tripoli

Gaddafi’s spokesperson has said that the leader, whose whereabouts is unknown, is willing to enter power transfer talks.

# sirte - Friday 26 August, 2011

Gaddafi's last stand? NATO attacks suspected bunker in hometown

Tripoli celebrates – though clashes continue – while NATO forces pound what is believed to be Muammar Gaddafi’s last hideout.

# sirte - Friday 22 July, 2011

Gaddafi refuses to meet rebels amid plans to remove him from Libyan leadership

The UN is proposing a ceasefire in Libya, and the establishment of an authority led jointly by the government and rebels but without Gaddafi or his sons.

# sirte - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Libya’s foreign minister arrives in UK as rebels retreat

The arrival of Moussa Koussa could prove controversial for the UK which insists they will not offer him immunity. Meanwhile rebels have been pushed back by government forces in the east.

# sirte - 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.