Tag: libya

Apr 24

John McCain: Libyan Rebels Seek U.S. Recognition

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Sen. John McCain, the highest-ranking American official to visit Libya during its current uprising, says Libyan rebels desperately want formal recognition by the United States — and might be willing to reimburse America’s costs in the military operation against strongman Moammar Gadhafi. “They want recognition badly,” says McCain, ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services …

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Apr 22

US deploys armed drones over Libya


BBC Reports: Armed US Predator drones are carrying out missions over Libya, Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said. Mr Gates said their use had been authorised by President Barack Obama and would give “precision capability” to the military operation. US drones are already used to target militants along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Libyan rebels have been …

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Apr 02

Libya: Government dismisses rebel ceasefire offer


Libya’s government has dismissed as “mad” the conditional ceasefire offer made by the rebel administration. Spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said troops loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi would never withdraw from the rebel-held cities they were besieging. He also condemned recent coalition air strikes as “a crime against humanity” and said there had been civilian casualties in …

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