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Libya war: strike against Gaddafi

In-depth analysis of Libya in turmoil as coalition forces support rebels fighting for an end to Gaddafi's 40-year rule.

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article 20 October 2011 World, Libya
Celebrations as Gaddafi confirmed dead
Women celebrate after hearing news that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed in Sirte (Getty)

As former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is confirmed dead, Channel 4 News International Editor Lindsey Hilsum, who is in Tripoli, says people are "going crazy" and celebrating his death.

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article 23 April 2013 World, France
A car bomb attack hit the French embassy in Libya in the early hours of Tuesday morning (pictures: Reuters)
French embassy targeted in Libyan car bomb attack

French President Francois Hollande denounces a car bomb attack on his country's embassy in Libya as an attack not only on France, but on all countries fighting terrorism.

article 20 May 2012 World, Libya
Timeline
Timeline: Abdul Baset al-Megrahi

Channel 4 looks at the timeline of events leading from the Lockerbie bombing to the death of Abdul Basset al-Megrahi

post 18 April 2012
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog 'The world has become small since 9/11'

Channel 4 News International Editor Lindsey Hilsum recalls a conversation with the man at the centre of Libyan rendition claims on how close the CIA and MI6 became with Libyan intelligence.

article 17 March 2012 World, Libya
Libyan officials confirm Abdullah al-Senussi, Colonel Gaddafi's head of secret police, has been arrested in West Africa after fleeing Tripoli last year.
Gaddafi's head of intelligence arrested in Mauritania

Libyan officials confirm Abdullah al-Senussi, Colonel Gaddafi's head of secret police, has been arrested in West Africa after fleeing Tripoli last year.

article 12 February 2012 World, Libya
Saif Gaddafi to be transferred to Tripoli and tried in Libya (Image: Reuters)
Saif Gaddafi to be moved to Tripoli, then tried

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son and one-time heir apparent of toppled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, will move to a prison in Tripoli within weeks, and face trial in Libya.

article 24 January 2012 World, Libya
NTC chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil (Getty)
Gaddafi loyalists 're-take former stronghold'

Fighters loyal to Libya's overthrown leader Muammar Gaddafi took control of a town south east of the capital on Monday, flying their green flags in defiance of the country's fragile new government.

article 28 December 2011 World, Libya
The battle for normality in Tripoli's streets and hospitals. (Getty)
The battle for normality in Tripoli's streets and hospitals

After a year of major change in Libya, a doctor and filmmaker based in Tripoli writes for Channel 4 News on the daily challenges in hospital and on the streets around the city.

article 23 December 2011 World, European Union
From the Arab Spring to the eurozone crisis, Channel 4 News casts an expert eye on the events that changed the world this year.
2011 - The year of living dangerously

From the Arab Spring to the eurozone crisis, Channel 4 News casts an expert eye on the events that changed the world this year.

article 06 December 2011 UK
Overjoyed at the prospect of returning to the UK for Christmas, HMS Ocean's crew decided to make a festive video to the tune of Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You.
HMS Ocean's Christmas video a YouTube hit

Overjoyed at the prospect of returning to the UK for Christmas, HMS Ocean's crew decided to make a festive video to the tune of Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You.

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Obama supports Libya action but, it must be asked, why?