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Germany recognizes rebels as fighting rages in Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) – Germany on Monday gave official recognition to Libya’s rebels, amid a surge in fighting across the country and as the US pressed African states to demand that strongman Moamer Kadhafi step down. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said after meeting rebel leaders in their capital Benghazi…

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…

Gaddafi forces lay siege to resistance strongholds as international talks begin

AJDABIYA, Libya (AFP) – Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi on Monday launched attacks on a key town that rebels have vowed to defend, as leading nations began talks on the crisis. Rebel fighters in Ajdabiya said four shells had fallen west of the town while a former officer…

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