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The day the Katiba fell - Libya 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. Benghazi fell completely into opposition hands and became the seat of the national coalition bent on ending the Gaddafi regime. A sudden spark
A bright voice from Libya's darkness What does grief and courage sound like? It sounds a lot like the voice of Perditta Nabbous, the wife of Libyan citizen journalist Mohammed Nabbous, 27, who was shot and killed last Saturday by forces loyal to Muammar al-Qaddafi. Mohammed was the charismatic voice and face of Libya al-Hurra, the online TV station he set up in the early days of the uprising. Mo, as his many fans and supporters around the world called him, was attacked while trying to record footage from Benghazi. Libya rebels seize key city - World Moammar Gadhafi remained defiant Sunday, blaming outside forces for the uprising in Libya and promising to crush the opposition, Reuters is reporting. Gadhafi told Serbian television in a phone interview that sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council won't work. The CBC's Raymond Saint-Pierre was among a few western journalists invited by the Libyan government for an interview with one of Moammar Gadhafi's sons and a one-day tour of the Tripoli capital over the weekend.
Hillary Clinton: Libya may become democracy or face civil war 1 March 2011Last updated at 22:13 Mrs Clinton said Col Gaddafi "must go now, without further violence or delay" Libya could become a peaceful democracy or face years of civil war, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told Congressional lawmakers. Mrs Clinton appeared on Capitol Hill to urge Congress not to cut funds needed to deal with crises abroad.
A Look Into: Fonts Used In Logos of Popular Brands Do you find yourself staring at other designer’s logo and immediately try to decipher what typeface they are using? If you are a designer, it is probably an inevitable habit. There are no hard and fast rules to help you determine which typeface you should land on for your logo. US, France, Britain set up bases in Libya 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. British and US special forces entered Libyan port cities of Benghazi and Toburk on February 23 and 24. Three Indian navy warships are also expected to be deployed in the region.
Remembering Mo Nabbous, 'The Face Of Libyan Citizen Journalism' : The Two-Way A reporter who lost his life trying to tell the world about what Moammar Gadhafi's forces were doing to the people of Libya is remembered today on All Things Considered. NPR's Andy Carvin talks about Mohammed Nabbous, a man he came to know via the Web in the past month as Nabbous used his Libya al Hurra ("freedom") Livestream news channel to record some remarkable accounts of what was happening in Benghazi and elsewhere in eastern Libya. As Andy tells ATC's Melissa Block, "all of a sudden, as Benghazi was trying to free itself from Gadhafi, you started hearing voices coming over the Internet and one of those first voices to come out was Mo." Nabbous, Andy says, used Libya al Hurra to become "their local equivalent of Radio Free Europe or Voice of America, where he was trying to get the world to hear their point of view of what was going on. And as he did that, he basically became a reporter or even an anchor."
In Swift, Decisive Action, Security Council Imposes Tough Measures on Libyan Regime, Adopting Resolution 1970 in Wake of Crackdown on Protesters Security Council 6491st Meeting* (PM) Situation Referred to International Criminal Court; Secretary-General Expresses Hope Message ‘Heard and Heeded’ in Libya Deploring what it called “the gross and systematic violation of human rights” in strife-torn Libya, the Security Council this evening demanded an end to the violence and decided to refer the situation to the International Criminal Court while imposing an arms embargo on the country and a travel ban and assets freeze on the family of Muammar Al-Qadhafi and certain Government officials. Unanimously adopting resolution 1970 (2011) under Article 41 of the Charter’s Chapter VII, the Council authorized all Member States to seize and dispose of military-related materiel banned by the text.
International pressure on Gadhafi increases U.S. Navy moves closer to Libya Libya's Deputy U.N. Ambassador Dabbashi on Gadhafi: "No one loves him"It's not clear who the opposition leaders areSituation in Misrata stableU.S. weighing whether to cut diplomatic ties with Libya If you're in Libya, share your photos and video with CNN, but please stay safe. Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- International efforts to persuade Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to step down ratcheted up Tuesday, as world leaders moved against him on financial and political fronts, strengthened their rhetoric and moved military might into the region. 35 Entertaining 404 Error Pages "404 Not Found." These three little words can make any Internet explorer an unhappy camper. After all, who hopes to click on a broken link or stumble upon a moved or deleted page while cruising around the web? Luckily, some web designers have chosen to end the misery of encountering a 404 error page. Instead of letting their site readers bump heads with a nasty dead-end error message, they've managed to squeeze a little entertainment out of it.
10 more Maltese fly home from Libya, another arrives on frigate 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. Another worker arrived this afternoon on HMS Cumberland and 23 are on their way back on a catamaran. A Voice from Inside the Libyan Massacre: “I’m Not Sure I’ll Be Alive in Five Minutes” Please watch this video of a young Libyan IT worker speaking to the BBC overnight. Nothing can quite sum up what’s happening in Libya as this man’s brave testimony can. Or, you can begin to grasp the situation in this from the Guardian: The pro-government Al-Zahf al-Akhdar newspaper warned that the government would “violently and thunderously respond” to the protests, and said those opposing the regime risked “suicide”. Protests in Libya have grown increasingly large and met with increasingly violent response. Most of the protests have been in the Eastern part of the country, particularly the second largest city Benghazi and neighboring Al Bayda, where Quadafi is reported to be using mercenaries from other African countries to attack the protesters.
In Tunisia, an army of volunteers rushes to aid Libyans RAS JDIR, TUNISIA - On Friday, Khadiga Mhiri, a 32-year-old pharmacist, was watching scenes of desperate people fleeing over the border from Libya on the television screen of her home in the Tunisian capital, Tunis. Hours later, she hopped on a bus to make the eight-hour trek south, joining what has become an extraordinary outpouring of solidarity in this country, where the uprisings sweeping the Arab world began. The mounting crisis in Libya has so deeply touched this nation - which threw off the yoke of its authoritarian ruler, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, on Jan. 14 - that Tunisians from all walks of life, of all social classes, are banding together to aid Libyans and others fleeing that neighboring country. "You must understand what this means for us, we who have just won our own freedom," Mhiri said. "I am here to transmit that freedom to my brothers across the border, to help in any way I can."