Wednesday, November 30, 2011

rebel



mar 5

  • Instead, the rebellion here appeared Saturday to have become mired in a drawn-out ground campaign between two relatively unprofessional and loosely organized forces -- € ” the Libyan Army and the rebels -- that is exacting high civilian casualties and is likely to drag on for some time. NYTimes Front Page
  • He and a dozen other Sudanese fled from Zawiyah, the northwestern city where soldiers loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi fought to wrest control from rebel forces on Friday. NYTimes Front Page
  • The rebels have been staging small protests for weeks, trying to capitalize on the antigovernment protests elsewhere in the country, where demonstrators have demanded that President Ali Abdullah Saleh follow the example of leaders in Tunisia and Egypt and step down. New York Times, World
  • Then Mr. Santos, who as defense minister in Mr. Uribe's administration orchestrated crushing blows against the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, denounced the rebel group for shifting into gold mining to finance itself. New York Times, World
  • International weapons experts have expressed concern in particular about photographs showing rebels carrying looted, shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles that look like they are from the former Eastern bloc. New York Times, Europe
  • A rebel fires a rocket at a Libyan air force jet loyal to Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi during a battle in the desert near Brega, March 2, 2011. Toronto Sun News
  • Rebels hold a young man at gunpoint, who they accuse of being a loyalist to Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, between the towns of Brega and Ras Lanuf, March 3, 2011. Toronto Sun News
  • Scores of additional people were killed in the Libyan port city of Zawiya on Saturday, witnesses said, as Moammar Kadafi remained locked in fierce clashes with rebels on multiple fronts throughout the country. LA Times World News
  • The initiative to retake Zawiya, the city 25 miles west of Tripoli that was seized by rebels four days earlier, reportedly claimed the life of a leading rebel commander as forces controlled by one of Kadafi's sons, Khamis Moammar Kadafi, unleashed mortar and machine-gun fire. LA Times World News
  • Their small band of rebels ultimately toppled dictator Fulgencio Batista on New Year's Day 1959. Huffington Post Full Feed
  • Libyan rebels have captured a British special forces unit in the east of the country after a secret diplomatic mission to make contact with opposition leaders backfired, Britain's Sunday Times reported. Toronto Sun News


  • mar 6

  • Rebel fighters appeared to repel an assault by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi on a city that has become a crucial test of the two sides ' will, as unrest inspired by the " people power " revolutions in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt increasingly veered toward civil war. LA Times World News
  • The paper claims the unit was involved in a secret mission to put British diplomats in touch with rebels trying to topple Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. BBC World
  • Garcia knew that Tascon taught classes during the day and sometimes flew dangerous missions against leftist rebels at night, and that he had chalked up 2,500 hours of flight time, much of it on special operations and perilous rescue missions. LA Times World News
  • Some Libyan rebels have called for a no-fly zone, but until now -and this may change- €the mood of the Libyan uprising is that this is their fight and their fight alone. Guardian World
  • A top commander of Gbagbo-allied forces in the west, near the border, declined to comment, but the head of a leading civil society organization in the region confirmed that the town of Toul├ępleu had fallen to the rebels, extending an advance in which they have taken several small towns on the Liberian frontier in the past 10 days. New York Times, World
  • The BBC 's Suvojit Bagchi, who was granted unprecedented access to a Maoist camp in the depths of the Chhattisgarh jungle, describes the rebels ' precarious life. BBC World
  • Libya 's rebel commanders have freed two MI6 officers and six SAS soldiers captured by farm guards on Thursday morning, after the British government vouched for their identities. Guardian World
  • Libyan state TV broadcast what it said was a telephone conversation between Richard Northern, the British ambassador to Libya who left the country last week, and a spokesman for Libyan former justice minister Mustafa Abdel Jalil, who now heads the rebel National Libyan Council in Benghazi. Guardian World
  • Rebels fired at a government helicopter as they were pushed toward Ras Lanuf, Libya. New York Times, World


  • mar 8

  • But the government also has a history of preventing coverage of specific events, like its war with Houthi rebels in the northern Saada Province. New York Times, World
  • Security concerns, and the issue of whether to offer practical aid to the rebels in Libya, are likely to dominate those gatherings. New York Times, Europe
  • On Saturday, Libyan rebels in jeans and sneakers danced in the streets of Bin Jawwad, celebrating a victory over government forces in the hamlet by firing thousands of rounds of precious ammunition into the air. LA Times World News
  • The most vocal camp, led by Senators John McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee for president, and Joseph I. Lieberman, the Connecticut independent and another hawk on Libyan intervention, say the central justification for establishing a no-flight zone over Libya is that the rebel leaders themselves are seeking military assistance to end decades of dictatorship. NYTimes Front Page
  • OTTAWA - The federal government isn't ruling out opening a dialogue with the Libyan rebels battling Moammar Gadhafi's regime, says Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon. Toronto Sun News
  • The debate comes as forces loyal to Col Gaddafi have launched counter-strikes against rebels, checking their recent advances. BBC World
  • Even as the Obama administration insists that a no-fly zone remains an option, a senior U.S. envoy said Monday that directing Western militaries to suppress Libyan air attacks on rebels would not have a great effect on the conflict. LA Times World News
  • Rebels were dealt military setbacks in Zawiyah and on the outskirts of Ras Lanuf on Tuesday, part of a strengthening government counteroffensive. NYTimes Front Page
  • At 14, Laba Kamana was captured by rebel soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. LA Times Politics
  • For days, Libyan officials maintained that Zawiya had been conquered by government forces, an assertion baldly contradicted by opposition supporters reached in the city and even by Libyan troops surrounding the coastal enclave and girding for one of many armored assaults that have so far failed to dislodge the city center from rebel control. LA Times World News
  • But the claims of victory did not square in the least with accounts by representatives of the rebel interim government and the many journalists based in the opposition 's capital, Benghazi. LA Times World News
  • Rebels are fighting to oust Col Gaddafi after more than 41 years, and more than 1,000 people are believed to have died. BBC Top Stories
  • The former separatist rebel, who switched sides and became the Kremlin's stooge in the region, has transformed war-torn Grozny into a smart, modern capital, but he is accused of crushing all political dissent and targeting civilians in his fight to quell an Islamist insurgency. Guardian World
  • The rebels ' cranky old antiaircraft guns sounded, but their furious efforts left only black smudges in the bright desert sky. LA Times World News
  • In an " urgent " onscreen caption, state-controlled television reported that Maj. Gen. Khalid Shahmah joined the rebels in Zawiya. LA Times World News
  • Greens leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit said the EU must give firm support to the anti-Gaddafi rebels - both humanitarian and military assistance. BBC World


  • mar 10

  • It would have less effect against helicopters, which are more lethal weapons in this form of combat, than it would have against jets, and as Ivo Daalder, the US ambassador to Nato acknowledged, overall air activity is not the deciding factor in the firefights between the rebels and regime loyalists and mercenaries. Guardian World
  • It is reported that it is likely to include no-fly zones and acceptance of the need to eliminate Gadaffi 's air defences, supplying the rebel forces with modern weapons and military advisers who are " specialists in warfare tactics and strategy ". Guardian World
  • The person close to the government estimated that 3,000 to 4,000 mercenaries from Mali, Niger and a rebel group operating in Darfur, Sudan, the Justice and Equality Movement, have been hired by the Libyan government for at least $1,000 a day apiece. New York Times, World
  • A rebel fighter weeps for his brother who was injured in fighting near BBC World
  • Among the options being discussed are a no-fly zone, a " no-drive " zone ( meaning combat air cover for the rebels ), arms shipments and, least controversial, humanitarian aid alone. LA Times Commentary
  • The French announcement came as loyalist forces in Libya claimed new successes against the rebels west of the capital in the town of Zawiyah, while, to the east, loyalist forces renewed ferocious assaults on the key oil town of Ras Lanuf. NYTimes Front Page