Libya Newslinks 5 August 2011

5 August 2011 —

Libyan government denies death of Gadhafi son
Seattle Post Intelligencer
HADEEL AL-SHALCHI, AP, RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI, Associated Press In this photo taken on a government-organized tour a child walks past a poster of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi hanging in the median of an avenue in Zliten, Libya, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. …

Media group urges UN probe of strike on Libya TV
The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — An international media safety group has joined calls Friday for the United Nations to investigate NATO’s bombing of Libyan television, which reportedly killed 3 people and injured 15. The International News Safety Institute (INSI) asked …

ANALYSIS-Seeking leverage, Libya foes stoke propaganda war
Reuters Africa
By William Maclean LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Mired in a slow-moving ground war, Libya’s warring parties are turning to propaganda to try to splinter each other’s support base and gain leverage in talks on a political settlement. …

Air Force releases details of 24-hour Libya mission from Ellsworth
Rapid City Journal
New details have emerged about the bombing mission in March that sent two B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force Base to Libya and back in 24 hours. The bomber’s crews participated in airstrikes during the NATO-led campaign against Libyan leader Moammar …

Gadafy’s son claims deal in offing with Islamists within Libyan opposition
Irish Times
BENGHAZI – Muammar Gadafy’s son said his camp was nearing a deal with Islamists within Libya’s opposition to isolate more liberal members of the insurgency, as a seized cargo of government-owned fuel docked in a rebel port. …

Libyan rebels embrace US and its flag
Los Angeles Times
It wasn’t the ubiquitous Libyan rebel flag that flutters at every downtown rally. He chose the American flag — the Stars and Stripes — on a long, heavy pole. The 57-year-old airline pilot waved the big fluttering fabric with both arms, and rallygoers …,0,397898.story

Libya: Military Effort and Political Process ‘A Real Mess …
By The Huffington Post News Team
A growing chorus of conflict and international policy experts say the NATO-led, U.S.-supplied military effort in Libya is going quite badly — and the political process there may be getting even worse. “This is a real mess, and people …

Revolutionaries say new push toward Tripoli planned | Libya TV
By Libya TV.
Revolutionaries in western Libya are regrouping for a major offensive and hope to reach Muammar Gaddafi’s stronghold, the capital of Tripoli, before the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in late August, a revolutionary National …

Capital News » Libya rebels say NATO raid killed Gadhafi son
Libya, Aug 5 – Libya’s rebel forces on Friday said a NATO strike killed Moamer Kadhafi’s youngest son Khamis and 31 others, in what would be a severe setback for Tripoli’s military leadership. A rebel military spokesman said NATO had …

Resignation sets in for Libya rebels | McClatchy
Graffiti and billboards here tell a tale of dashed hopes and an uncertain future in a nation divided between Moammar Gadhafi’s tenacious regime in western Libya and the fragile rebel government-in-waiting in the east.

US Hands Libya Embassy Over to Rebels — News from
By Brian Beyer
The Libyan Transnational Council has now taken official control over the Libyan Embassy in Washington D.C. after the United States recognized the Council as the rightful government of Libya on July 15th. Ali Aujali, who resigned in …

Libya: UN envoy briefs top Chinese official on efforts to resolve …
The United Nations special envoy for Libya today briefed China’s Foreign Minister on his efforts to broker a political solution to the crisis in the North …

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