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Gadhafi's family flee to Algeria

TRIPOLI, Libya — Ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's wife and other relatives fled to Algeria Monday, the Algerian foreign ministry said. The Algerian government said Gadhafi's wife, daughter, two of his sons and their...


Air raids force Gadhafi retreat

In this image taken during an organized trip by the Libyan authorities, young Libyan men flash victory signs in Tripoli, Libya, Saturday from one of half a dozen buses said to be heading to the Eastern town of Benghazi on a "green... Full story


Libyan rebels storm seat of Gadhafi's power

TRIPOLI, Libya — Hundreds of Libyan rebels blasted through the green gates of Moammar Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli Tuesday after five hours of intense fighting around it. They beat and killed some of those who...


Libyan rebels claim control of most of Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan rebels claimed to be in control of most of the Libyan capital on Monday after their lightning advance on Tripoli heralded the fall of Moammar Gadhafi's nearly 42-year regime, but scattered battles erupted... Full story


Gadhafi's regime teeters on collapse

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was nowhere to be found Monday as his 42-year rule teetered on the brink of collapse. Months of NATO airstrikes have left his Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli largely demolished....


Libya rebels in Tripoli, Gadhafi defenses collapse

TRIPOLI, Libya — Euphoric Libyan rebels raced into the capital Tripoli on Sunday and moved close to center with little resistance as Moammar Gadhafi's defenses collapsed and his regime appeared to be crumbling fast. Associated...


Libyan rebels advance to edge of Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya — The trappings of Moammar Gadhafi's regime crumbled Sunday as hundreds of euphoric Libyan rebels overran a major military base defending the capital, carted away truckloads of weapons and raced to the outskirts... Full story


Libyan rebels enter Tripoli, arrest Gadhafi's son

TRIPOLI, Libya — Euphoric Libyan rebels moved into the capital Tripoli on Sunday and moved close to center with little resistance as Moammar Gadhafi's defenders melted away. The opposition's leaders said Gadhafi's son and... Full story


Libyan rebels: Unit protecting Gadhafi surrenders

TRIPOLI, Libya — A senior rebel official says the military unit in charge of protecting Moammar Gadhafi and the capital Tripoli has surrendered AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev Volunteers carry a wounded rebel fighter in the Abu-Rafat... Full story


Two Western photojournalists killed in Libya

MISRATA, Libya — Two Western photojournalists including an Oscar-nominated film director were killed Wednesday in the besieged city of Misrata while covering battles between rebels and Libyan government forces. Two others... Full story


Gadhafi envoy in Europe to seek end to crisis

Gadhafi envoy in Europe to seek end to crisis BEN HUBBARD ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press BENGHAZI, Libya — An envoy of Moammar Gadhafi told Greece's prime minister Sunday that the Libyan leader was seeking a way out of his...


Libyan rebels say airstrike killed 13 of their own

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri Libyan rebels run for cover after coming under heavy artillery fire from pro-Gadhafi forces along the front line near Brega, Libya, Friday. Libya's rebels will agree to a cease-fire if Moammar Gadhafi pulls...


Gadhafi, in hiding, vows no surrender

TRIPOLI, Libya — In a fiery broadcast from hiding, Moammar Gadhafi warned Thursday that loyalist tribes in his main strongholds were armed and preparing for battle, a show of defiance hours after rebels extended a deadline for... Full story


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