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Le Conseil national de transition (CNT), l’organe politique de la rébellion libyenne, s’est installé à Tripoli. Dans la capitale comme ailleurs dans le pays, les combats continuent, alors que Mouammar Kaddafi reste toujours introuvable.
Gelés en mars dernier, les avoirs de la Libye en Europe devraient bientôt retourner à Tripoli. L'ONU a pour l'instant accepté de débloquer 1,5 milliard de dollars pour une aide d'urgence à la reconstruction du pays.
RAF Tornado GR4s struck a military facility located on the southern outskirts of Tripoli yesterday morning, as UK Armed Forces continue to contribute to NATO's patrols over Libya to enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1973.
Dire warnings of marauding rebels soaking Tripoli's streets with blood have simply not materialised, and are unlikely to do so. We should beware of unduly inflating the ghosts of Islamism, tribal factionalism and the chaos of Baghdad haunting the new Libya.
Few dispute the assertion that NATO jets enabled Libyan rebels to come knocking on Qadhafi's door in Tripoli. But as he falls, it will be difficult to avoid the conclusion that NATO emerges from this successful operation weaker than it went into it.
As rebels seize Muammar Gaddafi's compound and the regime enters its final days, the EU and NATO have taken the first steps to assist a transitional government in Libya and release frozen cash for rebels.
Germany wanted nothing to do with NATO's military mission in Libya. Now that autocrat Moammar Gadhafi appears to be on his way out, however, it looks as though Chancellor Angela Merkel guessed wrong. It could ultimately prove to be an expensive mistake.
It was not the first time we had seen such images of Col Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam - he stood on a pick-up truck outside his father's Tripoli compound early on Tuesday, pumping the air with his fist and smiling broadly.
As Muammar Gaddafi's forces scatter, NATO, which has backed Libya's rebels with a bombing campaign, is calling for a peaceful transition of power. Meanwhile, the EU says it will continue to offer support to the Libyan people.
Berlin's official position is that no German troops are being deployed in Libya. But Bundeswehr soldiers are indirectly taking part in the conflict by providing target assessment for their NATO allies.
In recent days, Nato has intensified its attacks on targets in the Libya capital, Tripoli. Some believe Nato is overstepping the terms of its mandate - which is to protect civilians in Libya - and is intervening directly in the conflict on the side of the opposition forces. The BBC's Matthew Price questions a Nato spokesman about those claims.
NATO’s ongoing mission in Libya has dominated international headlines for the past several months. However, one does not often see the faces behind Operation Unified Protector; the hundreds of men and women without whom NATO’s mission would not be possible. The following photos therefore showcase the efforts of NATO’s hardworking and courageous Allied Forces who, either by air or sea, regularly save countless lives of innocent civilians and protect them from pro-Ghaddafi forces in order to allow the Libyan people to decide their future.
La Libye dément la prise de la ville de Zaouia et craint des bombardement de l’OTAN contre Ras-Jedir – Les autorités libyennes ont démenti, samedi soir, la prise de la ville de Zaouia (50 km à l'ouest de Tripoli) au moment où les combats font rage sur les différents fronts opposant l’armée libyenne aux groupes armés rebelles. S’exprimant lors d’ un point de presse, samedi à Tripoli, le secrétaire du comité chargé des médias étrangers en Libye, Moussa Ibrahim, a démenti ce qu’il a qualifié 'd’allégations des médias impliqués dans l’agression perpétrée contre la Libye selon lesquelles les rebelles seraient entrés dans la ville de Zaouia'.
Five months on since Nato began bombing targets in Libya, Colonel Gaddafi has still not been dislodged. The people in the rebel-held port of Misrata have learned to live with the constant fear that death could come at any moment.
Armed intervention is on the rise. And there is an ever-growing belief that eliminating atrocities the world over is the responsibility of the great powers. Yet these idealists adhere to a false promise of abolishing not only war crimes but war writ large. NATO's Libya campaign proves once again that humanitarian adventurism is a mere shroud for Western imperialism.
Dernier tango a Tripoli
Author(s): Prunier, Gerard In: POLITIQUE INTERNATIONALE, no. 132, ete 2011, p. 253-264. Available only in print [Please contact the Library]
The Libyan conflict is very different from the upheavals that have shaken several other North African and Middle Eastern countries since the 'Arab spring' began. Libya is a sparsely populated country with only the rudiments of civil society. it has no 'Facebook generation' equipped to organize peaceful protest, no labor unions capable of relaying grassroots discontent, and no organized opposition that could have expressed specific grievances and, given the opportunity, negotiated with the regime. In more than forty years of bloody, absolute and occasionally grotesque dictatorial rule, Muammar Gaddafi, 'the Guide', has eliminated all forces of dissent and thereby any channels of dialogue. This is why the Libyan uprising has been so violent and extreme. The rebellion which began in February has a single demand : the end of the dictator, by bloodshed if necessary. What comes next ? Since Libya is an artificially constructed state, partition now seems to be a credible scenario.
As Operation 'Unified Protector' enters its fifth month, allied forces are looking to the long-term sustainment of the campaign. Tim Ripley reports on their efforts to keep the initiative on the battlefield
This is a simple but yet the toughest question that has been posed to us by those who feel that we are not justified to march against the Western forces that have taken it upon themselves to intervene in Libya by declaring war against the rule of Gaddafi.
Conseil national de transition en Libye - Une commission ad hoc de l'Union africaine (UA) a rencontré mardi une délégation du Conseil national de transition de la Libye, dirigée par Mahmoud Jibril, a révélé l'UA dans un communiqué de presse publié mardi à Addis-Abeba, en Ethiopie.
The Royal Air Force's E-3D Sentry AEW (Airborne Early Warning) aircraft is a key part of the UK contribution to NATO's Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR, the mission to protect Libyan civilians from Colonel Gaddafi's former regime.
Le mystère entourant l'assassinat du chef d'état-major de la rébellion, le général Younes, exacerbe les tensions parmi les opposants de Mouammar Kaddafi. Des voix s'élèvent notamment pour le limogeage de certains dirigeants du CNT et la tribu du défunt menace de se faire justice elle-même si les coupables ne sont pas arrêtés.
Le journal britannique le Times s’est procuré un mémorandum prévoyant les structures de l’après-Kaddafi, rédigé par le Conseil national de transition (CNT) libyen. Si le dictateur venait à tomber, les infrastructures resteraient pour la plupart identiques, afin d’éviter le chaos.
Geo-strategic considerations, arm twisting, long-term objectives and behind-the-door haggling continue to impact the global energy chess board, as national interests, political and strategic priorities and considerations of major stake holders in the ongoing, West-led, get-Qaddafi campaign in Libya unravels, the tight global energy balance is getting under pressure — at least in the short term