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A leading human rights organization accused NATO on Monday of failing to investigate civilian deaths caused by its airstrikes in Libya that aided in the downfall of Moammar Gadhafi.

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NTC will investigate allegations of crimes against pro-Gadhafi forces, official saysupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 16:56:00

Allegations of vengeful attacks against residents of Tawergha and Sirte -- both cities believed to have sided with former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi -- will be investigated, a military spokesman for Libya's National Transitional Council said Sunday

Official: Gadhafi likely to be buried Tuesdayupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 20:43:00

As questions linger about his death and those of dozens of others, ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is likely to be buried Tuesday -- five days after he was killed in Sirte, and shortly after his body was displayed at a Misrata meat market -- a Libyan official said.

Libya elections coming within monthsupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 20:43:00

Libya's National Transitional Council announces elections within the next eight months. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Faces of desperation in Sirteupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 06:51:00

CNN's Phil Black reports on a mass exodus from the besieged Libyan city of Sirte.

Anti-Gadhafi tribes clash in two Libyan localesupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 06:51:00

Members of two Libyan tribes -- who fought together to unseat Moammar Gadhafi and his loyalists -- clashed Saturday, infighting among opposition forces that comes as a key ally of the longtime leader vowed to keep up the fight.

Anti-Gadhafi forces take over port in Sirteupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 10:03:00

About 200,000 Libyans remain under threat as Moammar Gadhafi loyalists battle to the end in the only two areas still contested in Libya: Bani Walid and Sirte, the coastal birthplace of the fallen leader.

Struggle for Sirteupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 10:03:00

Anti-Gadhafi forces say they are making progress in Sirte, Libya. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Libyan fighters put pressure on regime holdoutsupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 18:47:00

South Africa and the African Union have recognized the National Transitional Council as Libya's legitimate rulers.

Libya opposition less willing to give upupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 18:47:00

CNN's Natalie Allen speaks with Phil Black about reports that Gadhafi loyalist no longer control parts of Sirte, Libya.

Libya fighters put pressure on regime holdoutsupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 09:05:00

Troops loyal to Libya's new leaders maintained strong momentum Tuesday against pro-Moammar Gadhafi holdouts as they planned an assault on one loyalist city and moved into another without resistance.

Anti-Gadhafi forces suffer losses in Sirte, rejoice freedom elsewhereupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 07:36:00

Revolutionary forces in Libya suffered a sizable blow after more than 20 fighters were killed in the northern city of Sirte Sunday, the country's transitional government said Monday.

Revolutionaries face fierce fight in Gadhafi's hometownupdated: Sun Sep 18 2011 11:09:00

In an effort to hold onto the few remaining places they still control in Libya, Moammar Gadhafi's forces put up stiff resistance again Saturday as revolutionaries fought to wrest control of the loyalist strongholds of Sirte and Bani Walid.

After a day of intense fighting, anti-Gadhafi forces pull backupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 22:42:00

Revolutionary forces attacked loyalist strongholds Friday in a failed attempt to snuff out continuing resistance from forces loyal to ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Will Gadhafi's son return to Libya?updated: Fri Sep 16 2011 22:42:00

A Libyan delegation heads to Niger to demand the handover of Saadi Gadhafi. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Anti-Gadhafi fighters briefly enter ex-leader's strongholdupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 18:30:00

Troops loyal to Libya's transitional government punched deep into the heart of ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte on Thursday, while Britain and France pledged their full support for the country's new rulers.

Surprises in Libya's arms cacheupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 14:53:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports a series of warehouses discovered by anti-Gadhafi forces contain surprises.

Fighters near Gadhafi stronghold meet stiff resistanceupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 14:53:00

Libya's opposition fighters launched an assault on one of Moammar Gadhafi's last bastions of support on Saturday, but they met stiff resistance and some even pulled back, military commanders said

Libyan rebels say they have Gadhafi surroundedupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 22:39:00

Ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been surrounded and has no way of leaving the area, Anees al-Sharif, a spokesman for the Tripoli Military Council, told CNN on Wednesday.

Gadhafi loyalists given one more week to surrenderupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 18:32:00

Libya's interim leadership gave Moammar Gadhafi loyalists one more week to surrender before they face military force in the last bastions of the strongman's power.

U.N. Libya expert assesses rebelsupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 00:21:00

The U.N. envoy on Libya tells CNN's Becky Anderson what he thinks about the rebels' deadline for surrender.

Analysis: Battle for Libya not quite overupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 00:21:00

Ten days ago the vanguard of rebel forces streamed into the Libyan capital. Moammar Gadhafi's forces put up virtually no resistance, and it seemed that the end of Libya's six-month conflict was imminent.

Rebels seize pro-Gadhafi stronghold near airportupdated: Sat Aug 27 2011 15:02:00

After days of fighting, Libyan rebel forces gained control overnight of a tenacious pocket of resistance near Tripoli's airport.

Aftermath of violence in Tripoliupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 06:03:00

CNN's Dan Rivers reports on the horrors of war in Tripoli.

Tripoli awash in guns, rumors amid Gadhafi huntupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 06:03:00

Fugitive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's compound was strewn with shell casings and litter two days after its capture by rebel forces, while the bodies of a dozen bound men lay in a nearby intersection.

Libya's hospitals flooded with war victimsupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 22:23:00

Even as Moammar Gadhafi's forces appeared in disarray, there was no letup Wednesday in casualties in the war with rebels here.

A timeline of the conflict in Libyaupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 14:59:00

Fighting in Libya started with anti-government demonstrations in February and escalated into a civil war.

Fighting rages near Gadhafi compoundupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 02:13:00

CNN's Sara Sidner reports amidst blasts of outgoing and incoming gunfire near Moammar Gadhafi's compound.

Gadhafi's son: 'Things are fine in Libya'updated: Tue Aug 23 2011 07:27:00

After reports of his capture, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi tells reporters that troops had "broken the back" of the rebels.

Gadhafi son reappears in Tripoli, claims father is safeupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 07:27:00

Two of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, who had been reported captured over the weekend, were free early Tuesday as forces loyal to the embattled Libyan leader battled rebels trying to consolidate their hold on Tripoli.

The scene at Tripoli's Green Squareupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 05:14:00

New video arrives from a CNN team in Tripoli's pivotal Green Square, which previously had been the site of pro-Gadhafi rallies.

Gadhafi regime appears to be 'crumbling' as rebels advance in Tripoliupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 05:14:00

An amateur league of ill-trained rebel fighters appears to be on the brink of toppling Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule after reportedly capturing two of the leader's sons and infiltrating the Libyan capital.

Analysis: As Libyan conflict grinds on, NATO's mission shiftsupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 04:07:00

Six months and more than 17,000 air sorties after it began, NATO's Operation Unified Protector in the skies over Libya grinds on.

Are Libya's rebels edging closer to victory?updated: Thu Aug 18 2011 20:50:00

The conflict in Libya has at times seemed as much a war of words as a war on the ground, with both the Gadhafi government and the rebel forces claiming to hold the upper hand. But could reports of significant rebel advances in recent days signal a decisive shift in momentum to their side, after months of apparent stalemate?

Advancing rebels in western Libya face snipers, shellingupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 12:48:00

Rebel fighters in Libya, trying to take over a key western city, faced stiff resistance from Moammar Gadhafi's forces on Wednesday, a rebel commander said.

Video: Libyan rebels free prisonersupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 21:18:00

Video appearing on YouTube purportedly shows Libyan rebels releasing prisoners in Surman.

NATO cites 'significant advances' in Libyaupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 21:18:00

Over the past few days, anti-Gadhafi forces have made "significant advances" -- in the northwest and in the regions of Misrata and al-Brega -- a spokesman for NATO's military operation told reporters Tuesday.

High-level Tripoli government official leaves Libyaupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 06:36:00

A senior government official arrived Monday in Cairo amid rumors that he had defected, Egypt's state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported.

Blackouts leave Tripoli darkupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 22:42:00

Tripoli suffers from widespread blackouts and fuel shortages as NATO airstrikes continue. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Rebels in western Libyan town claim victory over Gadhafi forcesupdated: Sun Aug 07 2011 03:03:00

Libyan rebel forces gained ground against ruler Moammar Gadhafi's forces Saturday after a massive offensive in the western town of Bir Al-Ghanam.

Retreating Gadhafi forces leave behind deadly minesupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 22:55:00

The front lines of Libya's grinding war weave through the western mountains and around Zlitan, the last city east of Tripoli still under the grip of strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

Libya's Zlitan increasingly in rebel, NATO sightsupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 09:44:00

Firefighters battled a blaze caused by NATO airstrikes at a food-storage complex Monday in Zlitan, increasingly a front-line city in the conflict between Libyan government troops and rebels fighting to oust longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi.

Libyan government vows to hold oil city against rebelsupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 00:46:00

Libyan government troops will turn the strategic oil city of al-Brega into "hell" rather than let it fall into the hands of advancing rebel forces, a government spokesman said Monday.

Gadhafi: Brega will be 'hell'updated: Tue Jul 19 2011 00:46:00

The Gadhafi regime tells CNN's Ivan Watson that the key town will be "hell" before they let it fall into rebel hands.

New airstrikes rattle Tripoli in Libya conflictupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 02:29:00

Fighting between Libyan rebels and government troops raged around the eastern Libyan oil town of Brega throughout the weekend as NATO warplanes launched a sustained pre-dawn raid on Tripoli's eastern suburbs.

Gadhafi backers rally in Zawiyahupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 02:29:00

Supporters of Moammar Gadhafi stage a rally in former rebel-held city. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

CNN crew caught in crossfireupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 21:48:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman is in Qawalish, Libya, now seeing renewed fighting between pro- and anti-Gadhafi forces.

Diplomat: Russia, France spar over weapons drops in Libyaupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 05:53:00

In a contentious closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting Tuesday, Russia criticized France's decision to airlift weapons to rebel forces in Libya, according to a Western diplomat present during the discussions.

Daughter: Gadhafi is 'symbol, guide'updated: Mon Jul 04 2011 13:47:00

The daughter of Moammar Gadhafi tells CNN affiliate France 2 he will not step down in Libya.

Rebel leader: Gadhafi can stay in Libyaupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 13:47:00

Libya's rebel leader says he does not have a problem with Moammar Gadhafi remaining in the country, once he resigns and as long as he remains under supervision, according to a television report.

Libya's fighting womenupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 11:36:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports on Libya's tradition of fighting women.

Libya rebels claim talks with France over weapons supplyupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 11:36:00

The French government is in talks with Libyan rebels about supplying them with weapons and ammunition, a Libyan opposition military spokesman in Misrata said late Thursday.

NATO ramps up pressure on Libyaupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 20:53:00

Follow the time line of events from U.N. Security Council actions, to NATO meetings, to the recent bombings in Libya.

Libyan rebels repel fierce attack by government forces on Misrataupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 20:53:00

Heavy fighting that began at dawn and continued past midnight Friday left at least 31 people dead Saturday in the western Libyan city of Misrata, where rebel forces thwarted efforts by government forces to enter from the west and south.

Gadhafi: 'We will not surrender, we will not give up'updated: Tue Jun 07 2011 17:44:00

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi vowed Tuesday that "we will not surrender," even as NATO airstrikes bombarded his compound in Tripoli.

Congressional resolution on Libyaupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 23:01:00

The Libya war powers resolution is making strange bedfellows on Capitol Hill. CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.

NATO maintains pressure in Libyaupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 20:41:00

CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on continued NATO airstrikes and the announcement of an extension of the Libya mission.

Explain it to me: Libya's revolutionupdated: Fri May 27 2011 16:48:00

CNN's Nic Robertson explains the ongoing battle in Libya between Moammar Gadhafi's forces and opposition forces.

Libya: What you need to knowupdated: Fri May 27 2011 16:48:00

Three months after protests against Moammar Gadhafi began in Libya, the country seems to be grinding into a stalemated civil war.

Explosions erupt for second consecutive night in Tripoliupdated: Wed May 25 2011 22:29:00

Explosions erupted in Tripoli for a second consecutive night Wednesday into Thursday morning as NATO jets struck a vocational secondary school, a Libyan government official said.

World leaders urge patience in Libyaupdated: Wed May 25 2011 22:29:00

As NATO warplanes pound Tripoli, world leaders urge patience in the ongoing war in Libya. CNN's Jonathan Mann reports.

NATO aircraft pound Tripoli; U.S. envoy courts rebelsupdated: Tue May 24 2011 18:44:00

A barrage of at least 18 rockets struck Tripoli Tuesday, killing 19 people and wounding another 150 in the heaviest onslaught since NATO's aerial strikes began, a government official told CNN.

GOP senator slams Obama over Libyaupdated: Tue May 24 2011 07:12:00

GOP Sen. Rand Paul tells Anderson Cooper that he believes Pres. Obama is violating the War Powers Act.

NATO aircraft pound Tripoli; government says 3 dead, 150 injuredupdated: Tue May 24 2011 07:12:00

NATO aircraft launched more than a dozen strikes on the Libyan capital early Tuesday, and smoke could be seen rising from the area near Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's Bab-al-Azizia compound in Tripoli.

Rebels struggle against Gadhafi's forcesupdated: Sun May 22 2011 23:48:00

Forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi unleash their biggest attack against a rebel stronghold in Libya's western mountains.

U.N. envoy holds cease-fire talks in Tripoliupdated: Sun May 15 2011 22:35:00

A U.N. envoy held talks in Libya on Sunday, as NATO warplanes kept up their bombardment of forces loyal to longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi, Libyan government officials said.

Misrata: Horror movie comes to lifeupdated: Mon May 09 2011 22:52:00

CNN's Sara Sidner speaks to newly rescued residents of Misrata. They say they were living a real-life horror movie.

Pro-Gadhafi forces bomb fuel depots in contested Libyan cityupdated: Sat May 07 2011 15:17:00

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces bombed key fuel depots in the contested city of Misrata Saturday, destroying six containers and causing a massive fire, a rebel spokesman said.

Explosion rocks rebel stronghold in Libyaupdated: Tue May 03 2011 20:36:00

An explosion rocked Benghazi's main square on Tuesday, prompting witnesses to say it was the work of the country's longtime strongman, Moammar Gadhafi.

Gadhafi's son killed?updated: Sun May 01 2011 19:01:00

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen on the air strike in Tripoli that reportedly killed Gadhafi's son.

Libya says Gadhafi's son killed in airstrike, vows death to 'invaders'updated: Sun May 01 2011 10:37:00

The Libyan government said Sunday that ruler Moammar Gadhafi's son and three of his grandchildren died in a NATO airstrike that the longtime strongman and his wife survived.

Gadhafi: 'I'm not leaving'updated: Sat Apr 30 2011 21:54:00

CNN's Reza Sayah on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's apparent desire to negotiate a ceasefire.

Libyan government shelling of Misrata residential area said to resumeupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 04:15:00

Government shelling of the seaside town of Misrata resumed Thursday afternoon, with heavy artillery and mortars targeting residential areas, killing 10 people, a member of the medical committee of the Misrata Council told CNN.

Witness: NATO airstrike kills 11 rebels in Misrataupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 04:34:00

A NATO airstrike Wednesday on the seaside town of Misrata killed 11 rebel fighters and wounded two others, witnesses told a reporter, who saw the bodies.

Violent clashes continues in Libyaupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 04:34:00

Shifting battle lines complicate conflict in Misrata. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

22 killed as Libyan rebels make key gains in besieged western cityupdated: Sat Apr 23 2011 13:56:00

Rebels claimed a significant breakthrough Saturday in Misrata, a bloody stage in the battle for Libya against forces loyal to strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

Official: 3 dead in airstrike at Gadhafi's compoundupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 21:47:00

An airstrike Saturday hit a parking lot outside the compound in central Tripoli of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, killing three people, a government spokesman said.

Explosions, planes heard in Tripoli; rebels seize border crossingupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 23:47:00

Large explosions and the sound of jets over Tripoli Thursday night indicated NATO has likely increased the intensity of its air strikes on Moammar Gadhafi's key command and control military sites.

NATO airstrikes heard in Tripoliupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 23:47:00

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports hearing NATO airstrikes from the outskirts of Tripoli.

Spokesman: Horror in Misrata grows with fresh shelling, little aidupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 20:20:00

The nightmare in Libya's war-torn city of Misrata intensified Monday amid more shelling on the city and desperate measures to get medical care, an opposition spokesman said.

Rebels question NATO as fighting continuesupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 05:28:00

As fighting continued in the Libyan cities of Ajdabiya and Misrata Sunday, a rebel spokesman questioned the commitment of NATO's mission there.

Libya 'road map' as elusive as everupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 19:53:00

"Gadhafi must go. And go for good."

Gadhafi military hurt, but prospect of stalemate looms, official saysupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 05:52:00

After weeks of U.S. and NATO bombardment, about one-third of Moammar Gadhafi's ground armor has been destroyed, as well as most of the fixed air defense sites and aircraft, but a stalemate between government and rebel forces is emerging and could last for some time, according to a senior U.S. official with direct knowledge of the latest military assessments.

Forces clashing in Eastern Libyaupdated: Sun Apr 10 2011 18:58:00

Rebel forces continue to exchange fire in Eastern Libya. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

S. African president: Gadhafi accepts terms of agreementupdated: Sun Apr 10 2011 18:58:00

Embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, in negotiations with the African Union, has agreed in principal to a deal that would end the conflict in the nation he's ruled for 42 years, South African President Jacob Zuma told reporters Sunday.

New NATO airstrikes in Libyaupdated: Sat Apr 09 2011 22:05:00

There is an ongoing battle for control of a town near the Libyan capital. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Diplomats talk amid fierce fighting in key Libyan cityupdated: Sat Apr 09 2011 22:05:00

A battle raged in a strategically located Libyan city Saturday as state television showed a fist-pumping Moammar Gadhafi visiting a school, his first public appearance in days.

NATO attack victims buriedupdated: Sat Apr 09 2011 00:36:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports from Benghazi, Libya, where five victims of an unintentional NATO air attack were buried.

NATO 'strongly regrets' Libyan 'friendly fire' attackupdated: Sat Apr 09 2011 00:36:00

NATO's top official "strongly regretted" a fatal airstrike that may have mistakenly killed people it has pledged to protect, angering Libyan opposition leaders amid an increasingly frustrating campaign to oust Moammar Gadhafi.

Overwhelmed rebel fighters flee from eastern Libyan cityupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 20:20:00

Airstrikes killed four people in eastern Libya on Thursday, an opposition general said, and rebel fighters and civilians made a wild, panicky retreat from a major city.

Series of explosions in Libyan capitolupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 20:20:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on loud explosions heard in Tripoli as clashes continue in Libya.

Gadhafi asks Obama to end NATO bombingupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 22:00:00

As rebel and pro-government forces in Libya maneuvered on the battlefield Wednesday, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi urged U.S. President Barack Obama to end the NATO bombing of his war-torn country.

Libyan rebel leaders say they are "disappointed" by NATO's effortsupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 22:53:00

Efforts to prevent forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi from attacking civilians have been complicated by weather and the regime's decision to hide military equipment in populated areas and to use human shields, NATO Brig. Gen. Marc van Uhm said Tuesday.

CNN talks to Libyan opposition leaderupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 22:53:00

Abdul Hafiz Ghoga tells CNN any deal on power succession from Gadhafi to his sons is not acceptable.

Opposition Rejects Gadhafi's Dealupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 21:02:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports Libya's Opposition rejects Gadhafi's deal of his son takes over leadership.

Compromise with Gadhafi not an option, Libyan opposition deputy saysupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 21:02:00

The deputy chairman of Libya's Transitional National Council spoke with CNN's Reza Sayah on Tuesday as rebel forces came under intense artillery bombardment from Moammar Gadhafi's forces.

Fighting continues in Libya, as does debate on arming rebelsupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 00:08:00

Libyan rebels and forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi fought over the cities of al-Brega and Misrata on Monday, as uncertainty lingered whether Western nations would arm the outgunned opposition.

Ill-equipped rebels continue fightupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 00:08:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from eastern Libya, where the ill-equipped rebels are finding the going tough.

Libyan opposition meeting with British diplomatsupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 02:33:00

British diplomats were on the ground in Libya meeting with key figures of the opposition, but no decision has been made by Western allies on whether to arm them, the UK Foreign Office said Sunday.

Jones: Goal in Libya is regime changeupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 02:33:00

Fmr. National Security Adviser James Jones says that the NATO coalition can't leave Libya until Gadhafi is ousted.

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