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War in Libya – Libya and World – News (March to July 2011)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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Laaska News June  30,2011

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Explosion heard in Libya’ s Benghazi 

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BENGHAZI, Libya, June 29 (Xinhua) — An explosion was heard at a weapons storage near the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi on Wednesday night, a military guard said.

“The explosion happened in eastern Benghazi, about 40 kilometers from the downtown and two kilometers from the Benghazi airport. No one was killed in the accident,” Ahamed Ibrahm, a guard of a military camp in eastern Benghazi, told Xinhua.

The cause of the explosion is still unknown.

NATO airstrike kills 8 civilians in W Libyan town 

June 29,2011

TRIPOLI, June 28 (Xinhua) — A NATO airstrike killed eight civilians and injured some others Tuesday at a market in the town of Tawragha, 300 km east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, said Libya’s official news agency.

While confirming the eight victims were all civilians, the Libyan Jana news agency quoted a military source as saying that some of the injured are in critical condition.

Also on Tuesday, a Xinhua reporter saw NATO fighter jets were hovering over Tajura, a town 20 km east of Tripoli, and heard six huge explosions.

The Tajura town has been attacked for the third consecutive day. According to a military source, these attacks caused huge damage to local infrastructure, yet it gave no details of the destruction.

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June 25

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15 killed in NATO air raid in Brega: Libya TV 

TRIPOLI, June 25 (Xinhua) — Libyan state TV said Saturday 15 people were killed in a NATO air attack on civilian sites in the costal oil city of Brega in Libya.

The state TV said the NATO attacked sites where there were civilian, like a bakery and a restaurant, without giving details when the bombardment took place, however, official Libyan Jana news agency said it was on Saturday.

NATO later rejected the report, saying it hit “military targets “.

The oil refinery town of Brega lies on the frontline between the rebel-held east and the government-held west.

The NATO has said it hit command-and-control sites belonging to Libyan government near Brega. The alliance accuses forces loyal to embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi of hiding in civilian buildings in Brega and used these buildings to stage attacks against rebels- held Ajdabiya and Benghazi.

Xinhua.

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