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Secret dawn burial for Gaddafi

FORMER Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, his son Muatassim and a top aide were buried in an Islamic ceremony at dawn today in a secret location.

Timeline: The rise and fall of Colonel Gaddafi

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi commanded a brutal regime in Libya for over 40 years until the rebel uprising in February this year. Here is a timeline of key dates in his downfall.

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Libyan fighters ‘take control of Gaddafi hometown of Sirte’

LIBYAN fighters have overrun the last positions of Muammar Gaddafi loyalists holding out in his hometown Sirte.

Loyalist forces on back foot as fight for Gaddafi’s home town nears end

Loyalist troops were finally whittled down to fragments of Sirte yesterday, as Libyan fighters continued efforts to win control of Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi’s home town.

Gaddafi’s loyal few left with their backs to sea

Deserters from forces loyal to Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi were seen fleeing Sirte yesterday, as Libyan fighters continued their advance into the city.

Gaddafi’s loyalists scrap for Sirte

WITH NATO warplanes circling overhead, revolutionary fighters battled street by street yesterday as snipers rained fire from rooftops in Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown – the most important remaining bastion of support for the fugitive former leader of Libya.

Nato to bomb Libya until the end

OUSTED Libyan ruler Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi broke his silence to call on Libyans to wage a campaign of disobedience against the country’s new leaders, as Nato vowed to continue its campaign until all pockets of resistance were gone.

Chris Stephen: Libya war gives Nato food for thought

NATO foreign ministers gather in Brussels today to review “lessons learned” from the war in Libya – with the biggest lesson being the oldest: you can’t win a war unless you go in full throttle.

Analysis: Moving closer to getting dictator in the dock

THE announcement that Muammar al-Gaddafi is now facing war crimes charges came from The Hague yesterday together with an enormous sigh of relief.

'The more Gaddafi kills, the more we want rid of him'

WHEN Malak woke up, she didn't know that her three-year-old brother was dead. She didn't know her baby sister was dead. And she didn't know that doctors had amputated her leg.

Gaddafi will be charged with crimes against humanity

COLONEL Muammar al-Gaddafi will today face the full force of international law when he is expected to be charged with crimes against humanity for mass atrocities against the Libyan people.

Chief of staff calls for more targets to bring down regime

Nato must widen the target of air strikes in Libya to increase the pressure on the regime or risk allowing Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi to cling to power, the head of the UK's armed forces has said.

Small boats are lifeline to rebels in Misrata

Waves crashed over the gunwales and the boat lurched sideways. A wooden ammunition box smashed on to the deck and the passengers started praying.

Rebel advance 'frozen' after huge effort to take control of Misrata

Libyan rebels have taken full control of Misrata, a rebel fighter said, but added it was too early for them to consider advancing to try to confront Libyan leader Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's forces around the capital.

Arrest warrant issued for Gaddafi

The International Criminal Court prosecutor has asked judges to issue an arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi and two other senior members of his embattled regime for crimes against humanity, accusing them of deliberately targeting civilians in their crackdown against rebels.

'Wounded Gaddafi has fled Tripoli, says city's bishop

Italy has said Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi has probably been wounded by Nato air strikes and left the capital Tripoli - and only hours later the leader realsed an audiotape broadcast on state television saying that he was in a place where Nato cannot reach and kill him.

Libya: International court to seek warrants for leaders

International prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has said he will seek arrest warrants next week for three top Libyan leaders on charges of murder and persecution during their attempts to crush the uprising against Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's regime.

Life and death of a soldier of fortune in the Libyan badlands

I MET them striding along the Benghazi waterfront. They wore khaki fatigues and sunglasses and were far too purposeful - and too fit - to be journalists.

Tribute paid to 'adventurous' UK journalist killed in Libya

FAMILY and friends of award-winning British photojournalist Tim Hetherington, who was killed in Libya last month, have gathered to pay tribute at his funeral.

World news: Defiant Gaddafi says 'I'm alive' after Nato air strikes

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi taunted Nato, saying he was alive despite a series of air strikes and "in a place where you can't get to and kill me".

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