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Ten killed as former Gaddafi stronghold town shelled

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Ten people were killed and dozens wounded as Libyan militias operating alongside the defense ministry shelled the former Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid and faced counter-attacks, a resident and medical source said on Wednesday. Full story

Libya's Bani Walid is shelled in standoff over rebel's death

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Shelling by Libyan pro-government forces has killed three people including a child in the former Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid, a local militia leader said on Tuesday. Full story

Rivalry between Libyan cities sharpens over rebel's death

MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) - For Misrata shopkeeper Akram Abdesalam Sider, there is only one way Libya's leaders should deal with the former Muammar Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid - attack it. Full story

Death of rebel who caught Gaddafi stokes Libya tensions

MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) - One of the Libyan rebels who helped capture Muammar Gaddafi in a drain pipe was buried early on Wednesday after his relatives said he had been shot and tortured in a rival town. Full story

Libya journalists freed from ex-Gaddafi stronghold

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Two Libyan journalists kidnapped in a former stronghold of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi while covering the country's elections last week have been released, a colleague and an official mediating in the stand-off said on Sunday. Full story

Libya's Jibril extends vote lead with Benghazi rout

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The National Forces Alliance of Libyan wartime premier Mahmoud Jibril extended its lead over Islamists in landmark free elections with a landslide victory in the eastern city of Benghazi, new partial vote tallies showed on Wednesday. Full story

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