News Libyans carry the coffin of a person killed in Friday's demonstration during a funeral procession for the dead in Tripoli on Saturday

Fighting comes day after attack on protesters left over 40 dead in Libyan capital

Gaddafi forces push Libya rebels back to Bin Jawad

Muammar Gaddafi's better armed and organised troops reversed the westward charge of Libyan rebels as world powers met in London on Tuesday to plot the country's future without the "brother leader".

RAF planes destroy Libyan ammunition dumps

RAF warplanes today destroyed ammunition dumps being used by Muammar Gaddafi's regime to attack the opposition-held city of Misrata, the Ministry of Defence announced.

French fighter 'shot down plane near Misrata'

A French fighter jet has destroyed a Libyan plane after it violated the no-fly zone over the country, a US official said today.

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Tanks return after fleeing but air force is 'destroyed'

Just hours after US and European-led forces forced Muammar Gaddafi's tanks to retreat from the city of Misrata, residents said those troops were once more closing in.

Video: Amateur footage of Misrata

Amateur pictures show a damaged Misrata, a rebel-held city in Western Libya.

Regime takes its revenge on rebels after night of destruction

Allied raids lay waste to armament store as Gaddafi continues onslaught on beseiged city of Misrata

The human cost: 'We cannot treat them here – but we have no ambulances'

In Ajdabiya, Kim Sengupta reports from a hospital overrun as the rebel force flounders

Fight goes on for Gaddafi forces despite aerial bombardment

Ground forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi were still fighting to regain and hold territory yesterday after two nights of Western bombardment which saw the first attack on a section of the Libyan leader's compound in the heart of Tripoli.

Gaddafi vows 'long war' after strikes

A defiant Moammar Gaddafi vowed a "long war" after the US and European militaries blasted his forces with airstrikes and over 100 cruise missiles, hitting air defenses and at least two major air bases early Sunday, shaking the Libyan capital with explosions and anti-aircraft fire.

Defiant Gaddafi pushes forces into Benghazi

French reconnaissance planes flew over Libya on Saturday, in the first sign that international air strikes may be imminent while Muammar Gaddafi's forces tried to push into the rebel-held city of Benghazi.

Libya declares cease-fire after UN vote

Libya has declared an immediate ceasefire after the UN authorised a no-fly zone and "all necessary measures" to prevent the regime from attacking its own people.

Libyan rebels brace for government attack on Misrata

The last rebel holdout in western Libya was bracing for a government attack today, with signs rebel morale was faltering after they were defeated or forced to retreat in other parts of the country.

Gunfire breaks out in Libyan capital

Libyan troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi launched counter-strikes on Sunday to try to take back strategic towns from rebel forces, while intense automatic gunfire reverberated around the capital.

UN imposes sanctions on Gaddafi

The UN Security Council unanimously imposed travel and asset sanctions on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and close aides, ratcheting up pressure on him to quit before any more blood is shed in a popular revolt against his rule.

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