Tag Archives: Libya

I was shot in the head and survived

The Sunday Times The bullet clanged into my helmet, smacking the Kevlar into the left side of my skull and throwing me to the ground. The shock of being floored by something I couldn’t see confused me: it took a few seconds to realise I’d been hit in the head. I could hear a metallic […]

Onslaught on oil town tightens noose on Tripoli

The Sunday Times The sniper’s bullet sliced into Musab Shawish’s thigh as the rebel fighter rammed another magazine clip into his assault rifle. The 26-year-old student crumpled to the ground among the empty bullet casings strewn across the rebel-controlled road junction in the centre of Zawiya. Still able to move despite his wound, Shawish rolled […]

Gadaffi’s men raped me, she cried – then they dragged her away

The Sunday Times Despite the brutality of the regime, one woman yesterday was prepared to risk everything to get her message out to the wider world. As foreign journalists sat down to breakfast in a Tripoli hotel, a well-dressed Libyan woman in her thirties charged into the dining room, crying out that Gadaffi’s militiamen had […]