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October 2012 - Libya Special Weapons News

  • Secretary, Chairman Respond to Reporters on Benghazi Attack AFPS 25 Oct 2012 -- “You don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on,” Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told reporters.
  • Clinton: Internet Claim About Libya Attack Proves Nothing VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says an Internet claim of responsibility that followed last month's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is not hard evidence of who killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador.
  • Clinton Pushes Back on Leaked Libya Emails RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2012 -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton downplayed new evidence showing top American officials were told hours after last month’s deadly assault on a US embassy compound in Libya that a militant Islamist group had taken responsibility for the assault.
  • Emails Show White House Told of Militants’ Claim Hours After Libya Attack RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2012 -- Officials at the White House and the US State Department were informed just hours after a deadly attack on an American embassy compound in Libya, on Sept. 11 that a militant Islamist group had taken responsibility for the attack.
  • Libya: UN chief alarmed by fighting in Bani Walid UN News Centre 22 Oct 2012 -- United Nations Secretary-General is alarmed by the fighting in and around the Libyan city of Bani Walid.
  • UN Chief Calls for Peaceful Solution to Bani Walid Conflict RIA Novosti 22 Oct 2012 -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the parties to an armed conflict in the Libyan city of Bani Walid to start peace talks.
  • Gaddafi’s son Khamis Killed in Libya’s Bani Walid RIA Novosti 21 Oct 2012 -- Khamis, the youngest son of Libya’s late leader Muammar Gaddafi, was killed in an armed clash between the government troops and militants in the city of Bani Walid.
  • UN envoy in Libya concerned about developments in Bani Walid UN News Centre 20 Oct 2012 -- The UN envoy for the North African nation voiced concern about unfolding military developments in the city of Bani Walid.
  • Possible US Attack in Libya Faces Opposition VOA 17 Oct 2012 -- The United States is said to be weighing the option of a military strike against those found responsible for the September 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
  • HRW: Detained Gadhafi Fighters Beaten, Executed VOA 17 Oct 2012 -- Human Rights Watch says it has new evidence indicating that forces opposed to Moammar Gadhafi beat and executed dozens of his supporters after the ousted leader's capture and death last year.
  • Lynx Flight honoured for Libya actions UK MOD 17 Oct 2012 -- Naval aviators from Lynx 217 Flight based on recently-retired HMS Liverpool have been awarded a prestigious Fleet Air Arm trophy for their part in the NATO-led Libya operation last year.
  • Clinton Takes Responsibility for Diplomatic Security VOA 16 Oct 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is taking responsibility for a deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last month.
  • Clinton Says Benghazi Security Her Responsibility RFE/RL 16 Oct 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken responsibility for security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya on September 11.
  • Hillary Clinton Takes Blame for Benghazi Attacks RIA Novosti 16 Oct 2012 -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making it clear that she thinks she – and not the White House – is responsible for the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
  • US to Help Create Libyan Commando Force to Fight Militants RIA Novosti 16 Oct 2012 -- Pentagon and State Department are speeding up efforts to help the Libyan government create an elite commando force, the New York Times reported.
  • New Interim PM Selected in Libya VOA 15 Oct 2012 -- Libyan lawmakers have selected a new interim prime minister, a week after giving a vote of no confidence to their former pick for failing to present an acceptable Cabinet.
  • Libya: UN urges protection of civilians following deadly clashes in Bani Walid UN News Centre 12 Oct 2012 -- The United Nations today voiced concern over the impact of recent security developments, including loss of life and injury, amid deadly clashes between armed groups in the Libyan town of Bani Walid.
  • US Hearing on Libya Attack Sparks Partisan Wrangling RIA Novosti 11 Oct 2012 -- Partisan rancor took center stage Wednesday at a hearing by US lawmakers to examine security measures in the run-up to last month's deadly attack on an American diplomatic compound by armed militants in Benghazi, Libya.
  • Congressional Panel Examines Benghazi Attack VOA 10 Oct 2012 -- The U.S. House of Representatives has started hearing testimony on the situation in Benghazi prior to the September 11 attack that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
  • White House Defends Stance on Libya Attack VOA 10 Oct 2012 -- The White House is defending its response to the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Obama administration officials acknowledged that their account of the incident changed as new information became available.
  • ICC Debates Trial Venue for Gadhafi's Eldest Son VOA 09 Oct 2012 -- Libya on Tuesday made its case before the International Criminal Court (ICC) to try the son of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi at home rather than at The Hague-based tribunal.
  • US Congressmen: Requests For More Security in Libya Denied RIA Novosti 03 Oct 2012 -- In a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, members of a US congressional committee asserted that American diplomats in Libya made repeated requests for increased security at the consulate in Benghazi before the deadly attack on Sept. 11, but were turned down by officials in Washington.



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