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Tuesday, 4 October, 2011, 3:53 ( 1:53 GMT )
Thousands Flee Sirte to Face Another Crisis
Thousands of residents in Sirte took the opportunity presented them by the National Transitional Council of a 48-hour cease-fire in order for residents wanting to leave Sirte to take up their families, load some of their personal belongings on their vehicles and leave the former Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi's besieged town.
US Senior Senator Urges US to Send Medical Aid to Libya
On his return to the United States from a short visit to Libya where he led a four-man delegation of Republican senators, John McCain has called for urgent US medical aid to help thousands wounded in Libya.
Summary of the American and International Press on the Libyan Revolution - Morgan Strong
Fighters loyal to the National Transitional Council overran the hometown of ousted leader Muammar Al Qathafi on Tuesday after battling for days to take hold of the strategic coastal city.
Misurati Named as Libya's New Defence Minister in Interim Cabinet Named Sunday
Salem Jouha, reportedly a military commander from Misurata is to be assigned the ministry of defence in the new Libya interim government it has emerged. He has reportedly been named for the portfolio Sunday by Mahmoud Jibril, the intrim prime minister and chairman of the National Transitional Council, who also named other members of the cabinet.
'NTC Fighters Making Progress East of Sirte'
National Transitional Council fighters returning from the front east of Sirte on Sunday are reported telling journalists that had captured a neighbourhood in the southwest of the city that was sheltering many Al Qathafi loyalists supporters.
NTC Fighters Come Up Against Heavy Fire in Sirte During Truce
Fighters loyal to the National Transitional Council, the new rulers of Libya on Saturday came up against heavy sniper shootings fired by former leader Muammar Al Qathafi's forces in his stronghold, the coastal city of Sirte. The NTC replied fire with fire causing casualties on both sides as well as among civilians.
Al Qathafi Forces Blamed for Damages at Waha Oil Company

Forces loyal to Libya's fugitive leader Muammar Al Qathafi destroyed vehicles and equipment at some fields owned by Libya's Waha Oil company which is owned by Libya's National Oil Corporation, NOC, in a joint venture with American firms ConocoPhillips, Marathon and Amerada Hess. They also destroyed others where security is still too shaky to visit, an engineer with the company said on Sunday.
Turkish Airlines Becomes First to Fly Commercial Flight to Tripoli

A Turkish Airlines passenger plane landed in Tripoli Saturday noon to become the first international commercial flight to arrive in the Libyan capital since the establishment of a no-fly zone in war-torn Libya in March, a Libyan aviation official said.
NTC Calls Two-Day Truce to Allow Red Cross to Deliver Medical Supplies to Sirte
As fears grew that a humanitarian disaster was unfolding in the besieged town of Sirte, one of only two remaining bastions loyal to deposed Libyan leader Muammar Al Qatafi, a team from the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, managed to enter the city that has been under siege for weeks to deliver medical supplies.
Summary of the American and International Press on the Libyan Revolution - Morgan Strong
Fighters from Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) continued their battles Saturday with the remnant forces of Muammar Al Qathafi in Sirte, the fallen leader's hometown, causing casualties on both sides as well as to the civilians.
Italy Ready to Help in the Rebuilding of Libya
Italy will be sending a team of experts to Libya discuss how to disburse the €2.5 billion in frozen Libyan assets that it has authorisation to unfreeze in order to find out the best way to help the Libyan people to rebuild the country to rebuild after a lengthy conflict that eventually overthrew former leader Muammar Al Qathafi from power.
NTC Urged to Unify Neighbourhood Militias, Security Brigades
Human Rights Watch called on Libya's new rulers, the National Transitional Council, NTC, to work to stop militia groups from making arbitrary arrests and abusing detainees in prisons and makeshift detention facilities across western Libya.
Summary of the American and International Press on the Libyan Revolution - Morgan Strong

Civilians fled Sirte on Friday as interim government forces pounded the coastal city in an effort to dislodge fighters loyal to ousted leader Muammar Al Qathafi.
Exodus from Besieged Sirte Continues Unabated
The National Transitional Council's forces as revolutionary fighters continued their offensive to seize control of Sirte from former Al Qathafi loyalists who keep on stubbornly defending the leader's hometown. At the same time, hundreds of families packed up their personal belongings and tried to flee the besieged city.
Italian Foreign Minister Begins Libya Visit
Italy's foreign minister, Franco Frattini arrived in Tripoli Friday in the first visit by a member of the Italian government since the overthrow over a month ago of former Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi after a conflict that began in mid-February and is still ongoing.
 
 
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Thousands Flee Sirte to Face Another Crisis
Thousands of residents in Sirte took the opportunity presented them by the National Transitional Council of a 48-hour cease-fire in order for residents wanting to leave Sirte to take up their families, load some of their personal belongings on their vehicles and leave the former Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi's besieged town.
US Senior Senator Urges US to Send Medical Aid to Libya
On his return to the United States from a short visit to Libya where he led a four-man delegation of Republican senators, John McCain has called for urgent US medical aid to help thousands wounded in Libya.
 
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