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January 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Col. Moammar Kadafi watched soldiers planting mines, laying barbed wire and digging trenches to fortify Libya's coast, state-run television reported Monday. It said the operation was aimed at turning the coast into an "armed fortress and a hell that will burn whoever dares to approach it." The report did not indicate when the Libyan leader made the inspection nor what part of the coast he visited.
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January 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Col. Moammar Kadafi watched soldiers planting mines, laying barbed wire and digging trenches to fortify Libya's coast, state-run television reported Monday. It said the operation was aimed at turning the coast into an "armed fortress and a hell that will burn whoever dares to approach it." The report did not indicate when the Libyan leader made the inspection nor what part of the coast he visited.
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WORLD
September 29, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Eight kidnappers of a group of European tourists and their Egyptian guides led soldiers on a high-speed desert chase, which ended in a firefight that killed all but two of the gunmen, Sudan's military spokesman said. The two surviving kidnappers told Sudanese soldiers that the tourists were being held by 35 more gunmen in neighboring Chad, said the spokesman, Sawarmy Khaled. The 11 Europeans and eight Egyptians on a desert safari were seized by gunmen deep in the southern Egyptian deserts Sept.
WORLD
April 8, 2012 | By Glen Johnson, Los Angeles Times
TRIPOLI, Libya - Ahmed Mostafa and his friends paid thousands of dollars among them to get to Libya recently, traveling with gangs of smugglers through Western Africa. It was to be their escape from the sprawling slums of Ghana's capital city, Accra. Mostafa had heard rumors of arbitrary arrests and Libyan lynch mobs during the war last year in which longtime Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi was ousted and killed. But he was counting on luck: "It was not something I really thought about," he said.
WORLD
August 21, 2011 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
Rebels pushing toward the Libyan capital, Tripoli, encountered heavy gunfire as army forces attempted to stall an insurgent offensive that has gained swift momentum and threatens Moammar Kadafi's shrinking stronghold, according to media reports. Opposition forces advancing from the town of Zawiya faced fierce battles about 20 miles west of Tripoli. The firefights followed a night of gunfire and explosions across the capital. Insurgents claimed the violence was the beginning of an uprising, but government officials said the Libyan army had put down attacks by armed gangs.
OPINION
June 24, 2011 | By Ali Al-Isawi
Libya is undergoing great turmoil at the hands of a brutal regime simply because the Libyan people want to experience what others take for granted: freedom and democracy. Though parts of Libya are secured from Moammar Kadafi's retaliation, these areas remain in desperate need of aid. The world community is holding billions of dollars in Libyan assets in their respective banks. Now is the time to unfreeze those assets, grant the Libyan people some of their own money and alleviate the suffering.
WORLD
August 20, 2011 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
Dramatic gains by rebels in recent days suggest for the first time in the 6-month-old uprising that Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi is losing his grip on power as emboldened opposition forces push closer to the capital, Tripoli. The Libyan battle map is strung with Kadafi defeats. The rebel advance into Zawiya, about 30 miles west of Tripoli, has cut supply routes for the longtime strongman's army. Opposition fighters have further squeezed Tripoli by taking Gharyan, about 50 miles to the south.
WORLD
March 30, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
SABHA, Libya - Their fatigues don't match and their pickup has no windshield. Their antiaircraft gun, clogged with grit, is perched between a refugee camp and ripped market tents scattered over an ancient caravan route. But the tribesmen keep their rifles cocked and eyes fixed on a terrain of scouring light where the oasis succumbs to desert. "If we leave this outpost the Islamist militants will come and use Libya as a base. We can't let that happen," said Zakaria Ali Krayem, the oldest among the Tabu warriors.
WORLD
October 6, 2011 | By David S. Cloud and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
Members of the NATO military alliance parted company Wednesday over how quickly to halt the six-month bombing campaign in Libya, and the dangers of doing so if fighters loyal to Moammar Kadafi, the country's deposed strongman, are still engaged in armed resistance. Western and NATO officials said privately that the decision on when to cease the air war has become a source of friction in the alliance even as Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters that "we are close to completing our mission.
TRAVEL
April 1, 1990 | LARRY HABEGGER and JAMES O'REILLY, Habegger and O'Reilly are free-lance writers living in Northern California .
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NEWS
August 13, 1992 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Libya, seeking to avert the threat of escalated sanctions in the case of two suspects wanted in the bombing of an American airliner, has indicated it might consider releasing the two men for trial in Scotland with the presence of observers from neutral countries, according to Arab diplomatic sources.
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