# Libya 01/03
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Inside one of the 12 hangars at Ajdabiya storing a massive supply of arms. Photograph: Sean Smith for the Guardian On a sand-blown horizon, to the left of what makes for a rebel frontline, stand 12 large and dilapidated hangars that will likely prove pivotal to where Libya 's revolution goes from here.
The United Nations General Assembly , consisting of all 192 member nations, decided today to suspend Libya from the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council because of attacks on protesters by Muammar Qaddafi ’s regime. The resolution, adopted without a recorded vote because no nation asked for that formality to be observed, noted that the council’s bylaws provide for suspending a country’s membership for “gross and systematic” violations of human rights. It marked the first suspension of a council member. “This is a harsh rebuke, but one that Libya’s leaders have brought down upon themselves,” U.S.
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Picture: Jason Borg. The pre-Gaddafi Libyan flag has been raised on the flagpole of the Libyan embassy amid cheering by Libyan anti-government protesters in Attard. The ambassador said he would stay on and said he accepted any flag which represented the Libyan people. Protesters first met the ambassador and draped the flag on the embassy balcony before raising it on the flagpole replacing the all-green Libyan flag. The protesters said before the meeting that they wanted to raise the flag peacefully.
Gaddafi's forces lost control of the Katiba after three days of fierce clashes [Evan Hill/Al Jazeera] Benghazi, Libya - If Benghazi, Libya's second city, has become the symbolic heart of the revolution in this north African nation, then the battle to overwhelm the military garrison here was the revolt's key turning point. Over the course of three days, civilians opposed to the 42-year rule of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi managed to outlast and overpower a fortified base guarded by detachments of several Libyan military units, one of them the feared and reportedly highly trained Khamis Brigade - a special forces unit led by Gaddafi's youngest son. In the end, both anti-government protesters and Gaddafi loyalists lost hundreds and many more were wounded, and Gaddafi's forces fled the city.
US, France, Britain set up bases in Libya US troops (file photo) Britain, France and the United States have dispatched hundreds of military advisors to Libya to set up military bases in the country's oil-rich east, reports say. Several Libyan diplomats have been quoted by news outlets as saying these forces are setting up bases in the eastern cities of Benghazi and Tobruk -- the two oil-rich cities that have been liberated by the opposition forces.
Passengers disembark from HMS Cumberland. 10 more Maltese oil workers arrived back in Malta this evening from Libya. They were flown in on a private Medavia flight, the third organised in coordination with the Maltese government.
Gaddafi gives an interview to western journalists Muammar Gaddafi was labelled "delusional" by the US ambassador to the UN, after he laughed off suggestions that he should go into exile and insisted that he had the support of the Libyan people. The dictator's defiance came as the prospects of western military power being used against him moved closer . The US deployed naval and air force units around the country and Britain's prime minister, David Cameron, ordered contingency plans for a no-fly zone. The US ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice , also criticised Gaddafi as "unfit to lead" and "disconnected from reality" after the Libyan leader, speaking to news organisations including the BBC, mocked his opponents. "All my people love me.