(Al Jazeera English: 0506 PST, April 26, 2011) A short while ago, Al Jazeera's Sue Turton sent this report from the West Gate of Ajdabiya, where rebel fighters are beginning to receive foreign military equipment and training.
Libyan Rebels Gain Ground in Nafusa Mountains
(Al Jazeera English: 2246 PST, April 25, 2011) In western Libya's Nafusa mountains, an area that has remained largely inaccessible to journalists, pro-democracy fighters have been under siege from Muammar Gaddafi's forces for two months.
The Nafusa mountain area is home to Libya's Berber minority. The fighting in the mountain region has sent thousands fleeing into nearby Tunisia. Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught has traveled there and met a community that says it is gaining ground against Libya's long-time leader.
(Al Jazeera English: 0701 PST, April 25, 2011) In Libya, NATO forces launched an attack on Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli as fighting continues between opposition and pro-government forces across the country. Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh reports.
'30 Killed' in Fresh Misurata Strikes
(Euronews: 0427 PST, April 25, 2011) Rocket attacks by Libyan government forces on Misrata have killed at least 30 people and wounded 60, a witnesss was quoted by Reuters as saying during a television interview.
Ahmed al-Qadi, an engineer for a dissident radio station, told Al Arabiya that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's men were carrying out "very intense and random shelling on residential areas." The fresh bombardments come two days after the government announced its withdrawal following an eight-week battle for control of the besieged western city.
(Euronews: 0804 PST, April 21, 2011) Two award-winning war photographers are among Misurata's latest victims. They were killed after being caught in a rocket-propelled grenade attack, reportedly fired by government forces. Two other journalists in their group were injured.
Tim Hetherington, a 40-year-old British-American, was working in Libya for the US magazine Vanity Fair. He was best known for his work in Afghanistan; his Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo featured a platoon of American soldiers in a remote and dangerous Afghan outpost. American photographer Chris Hondros was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and won multiple awards covering several conflicts.
Remembering Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros
(Democracy Now! 0800 PST, April 21, 2011) Award-winning photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed Wednesday when a group of journalists came under fire in the western Libyan city of Misurata. The pair, who had both covered conflict zones around the world, were part of a group of six photographers reporting on the Libyan conflict in a particularly dangerous part of Misurata.
Carroll Bogert of Human Rights Watch worked closely with Hetherington commissioning and disseminating his photos from war-torn regions. Most recently, Hetherington helped photograph secret police files from the Gaddafi documenting the brutality of the regime.
Christina Larson, a contributing editor to Foreign Policy magazine, worked with Hondros closely over the years.
(Al Jazeera English: 0129 PST, April 21, 2011) While the fighting in Libya continues, the country's humanitarian crisis is deteriorating, particularly in the besieged western city of Misurata where 300,000 civilians are trapped.
(Al Jazeera English: 0649 PST, April 21, 2011) Ahmad Hassan, a pro-democracy activist from Misurata, talks to Al Jazeera about the worsening humanitarian crisis there.