News from Libya

In Libya, a civil war continues between supporters and opponents of the leader Muammar Gaddafi. As a result of the fierce battles and air strikes of NATO, both soldiers of the opposing armies and civilians are killed.




The night sky is illuminated by flashes of powerful explosions that thundered in the Fernej region in the south-west of Tripoli, on August 9. (Mahmud Turkia / AFP - Getty Images)




4-year-old Amir Bren plays in a public place in the rebel-controlled city of Benghazi, Libya, on August 8. (Alexandre Meneghini / AP)




The rebels launch missiles towards the positions of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi during the attack on the city of Bir Ghanam in 80 km south of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on August 6. As a result, the city was captured by the rebels. (Florent Marcie / AFP - Getty Images)




Libyan rebels came under fire during a battle with the forces of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi near the town of Bir Ghanam in 80 km south-west of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on August 6. (Colin Summers / AFP - Getty Images)




Libyans inspect the ruins of a factory destroyed by NATO air raids on the city of Bir Ghanam in 80 km south-west of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, 6 August. The rebels claimed that they had won the city from the supporters of Muammar Gaddafi, but subsequently the Prime Minister of Libya, Baghdadi Mahmoudi, told reporters in Tripoli that the government forces had regained the strategic city under their control. (Colin Summers / AFP - Getty Images)





During the attack on the city of Bir Ghanam in 80 km south of the capital of Libya, Tripoli, the rebels captured a soldier of the government army, 6 August. (Florent Marcie / AFP - Getty Images)




A fruit and vegetable merchant wraps the goods sold at a small street market in Tripoli, August 6. (Dario Lopez-Mills / AP)




The rebel stands guard on concrete blocks, while people leave Freedom Square after the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel-controlled city of Benghazi in eastern Libya, August 5. (Gianluigi Guercia / AFP - Getty Images)




Locals bury two children and their mother, who died during the NATO bombing of their home in the city of Zlitan, on August 4. (Caren Firouz / Reuters)




Men console Mustafah Najji (center) at the funeral of his wife and two children who died when NATO forces bombed their home in the city of Zlitan, 4 August. During the past few weeks, Libyan rebels have been slowly advancing on Zlitan with the help of NATO, but the city is still under the control of the Libyan government. (Dario Lopez-Mills / AP)




Libyan break dance in downtown Tripoli, 2 August. (Dario Lopez-Mills / AP)




A rebel group surveys the plain from an observation point in the mountains near the town of Kabaw, 2 August. A few days ago, the rebels surrounded the soldiers of Muammar Gaddafi in the nearby city of Tiji, but after they came under fire, they had to retreat and hide in these mountains. (Bob Strong / Reuters)




Men are having dinner on the first day of Ramadan in Benghazi, 1 August. (Sergey Ponomarev / AP)




The rebels shoot from anti-aircraft guns in the direction of the positions of government forces during a sandstorm near the village of Tiji, July 31. (Bob Strong / Reuters)




Men shout out slogans at the funeral of rebel commander Abdel Fattah Younis in Benghazi, July 29. Younis, a former security minister who went over to the rebel side, was murdered under mysterious circumstances. (Sergey Ponomarev / AP)




The head of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil (center), announces the death of rebel commander Abdel Fattah Younis in Benghazi, July 28. (Sergey Ponomarev / AP)




Libyan plays a traditional musical instrument oud after the rebels occupied the southwestern village of Gazaia, July 28. (Alessio Romenzi / AFP - Getty Images)




The rebels rest after the battle for the village of Um al Far, 28 July. (Alessio Romenzi / AFP - Getty Images)




A man climbed on a street lamp during a demonstration in support of the government in Tripoli, July 28. (Caren Firouz / Reuters)




Men pray over the bodies of two soldiers Muammar Gaddafi in the city of Zintan in 160 km south-west of Tripoli, July 27. (Colin Summers / AFP - Getty Images)
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