Libya Newslinks 14 July 2011

14 July 2011 —

Turkey Urges Support for ‘Road Map’ to End Libyan Conflict
Fox News
AP ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey will seek support for a “road map” to help end the Libyan crisis when countries backing NATO’s military mission gather in Istanbul to increase the pressure on Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi. US Secretary of State Hillary …

Libyan Rebels Retake Village Near Tripoli
Voice of America
July 14, 2011 Libyan Rebels Retake Village Near Tripoli VOA News Libyan rebels are planning their next move after retaking a strategic village near Tripoli, while world powers are gathering in Turkey for talks on Libya’s future. …

Qadhafi’s Days in Libya Are Numbered
U.S. News & World Report
By Jessica Rettig Libyan leader Col. Moammar Qadhafi may finally be on his way out. Strapped for cash and fuel for his regime, reports from Libya suggest that the violent ruler may be willing to accept defeat—that is, if he’s allowed to walk away …

Libya: The West ‘Ignoring Rebel War Crimes’
Sky News
Dr Sabril Mohammed said he feared for his life and his family’s lives after witnessing the killing of a Libyan soldier. He said he treated a soldier who came in with superficial head wounds. He said the soldier was transferred to another hospital and …

Preparing for a new Libya
Washington Post
Now the administration is reportedly debating its policy for Libya as a meeting of an international contact group on that crisis nears. Four months after intervening on the side of anti-government rebels, Western governments are expressing optimism …

In Libya, life on the edge of war (blog)
Derna, a city famous for the large number of fighters that traveled to Iraq
and Afghanistan now sends many of its young men to fight on the front in
Libya. Many people describe the lack of freedom, opportunity, and
government abuse as pushing the youth …

France Confirms Extra Funds to Bring End to Gaddafi’s Libya
Christian Post
By Christine Thomasos | Christian Post Contributor Libyan political and
revolutionary headman Muammar Gaddafi is ready to step down from his
position of power, according to Alain Juppe, French minister of foreign
affairs. On Tuesday, legislators voted …

Special Report -How fuel smuggling keeps Gaddafi machine running
Reuters Africa
By Lamine Chikhi, Christian Lowe and Emma Farge ZOKRA, Tunisia (Reuters)-
Yacine, a 24-year old Tunisian in jeans and an oil-stained red T-shirt, has
been busy since war broke out next door in Libya. Yacine is the owner of a
corrugated iron shack on …

Obama conditionally backs political solution to Libya conflict
WASHINGTON, July 13 (Xinhua) — President Barack Obama told Russian Foreign
Minister Sergei Lavrov Wednesday he supports Moscow’s mediation efforts on
the Libyan conflict, but on the conditions that Libyan leader Muammar
Gaddafi must step down. …

Libya Crisis ‘Road Map’ Proposed By Turkey
By The Huffington Post News Editors
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey will seek support for a “road map” to help end
the Libyan crisis when countries backing NATO’s military mission gather in
Istanbul to ratchet up the pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi,
Turkey’s foreign …

RealClearPolitics – A Dumb and Dumber War in Libya
By Victor Davis Hanson, Investor’s Biz Daily
Libya, after all, is not a distant Afghanistan or Iraq with a population of
some 30 million. Yet this tiny police state of less than 7 million people,
conveniently located on the Mediterranean Sea opposite nearby Europe,
continues to …

Alleged abuses take shine off Libya’s ‘freedom fighters’ | Al …
By Evan Hill
Rebels in Libya’s western Nafusa Mountains have burned and damaged homes,
looted hospitals and shops and beaten suspected regime loyalists during
fighting over the past month, according to a report from Human Rights Watch
(HRW) released …

Turkey proposes ‘road map’ to end Libyan crisis | Libya TV
By Libya TV.
Turkey will present a “road map” to help end the Libyan crisis when
countries backing NATO’s military mission in Libya gather in Istanbul to
rev up pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to step aside, Turkey’s
foreign ministry said …

Clinton kicks off global tour with Libya talks – Army News | News …
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The volatile situation in Libya will be the first item on
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s packed agenda during her latest
around-the-world diplomatic tour.

Rebel fighters inexperienced, yet enthusiastic in southern Libya …
Almost all civilians have fled the western Libya area around Qawalish,
hoping to avoid the worst of the violence wracking the nation.

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