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Libyan rebels rout Gaddafi forces in key town

AJDABIYAH, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan rebels backed by allied air strikes retook the strategic town of Ajdabiyah on Saturday after an all-night battle that suggests the tide is turning against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in the east. Western warplanes bombed the outskirts of Misrata further west to stop Gaddafi forces shelling the…

Libyan troops target rebels after air force ‘destroyed’

NEAR AJDABIYA, Libya – Libyan forces hammered rebel cities on Wednesday with tank fire forcing civilians to flee as a top British officer said Moamer Kadhafi’s air force had been almost obliterated. At the end of a day of bitter fighting in key rebel strongholds, forces loyal to Libyan strongman…

Obama, Cameron discuss Libya no-fly zone

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed Tuesday to plan a “full spectrum” of action on Libya, including a possible no-fly zone, surveillance and a relief effort. Obama and Cameron spoke amid calls for immediate international action to halt Moamer Kadhafi’s crackdown on rebels…

Lieberman: Rules of engagement protecting civilians ‘hurt morale’

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) called on President Barack Obama and the top general in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, to “loosen” the rules of engagement put in place to lessen civilian casualties. Fox News reported: Sen. Joe Lieberman on Sunday urged Gen. David Petraeus to change the rules of engagement “as…

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