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Libyan rebel push towards Tripoli gathers momentum

BIN JAWAD, Libya – Libyan rebels’ push westwards towards Tripoli gathered momentum on Sunday as their pursuit of Moamer Kadhafi’s forces saw them wrest back control of key oil town Ras Lanuf. Their next target is Kadhafi’s hometown of Sirte, a central coastal city, and on the way they captured…

Libyan opposition appeals for no-fly zone as Gaddafi loyalists launch assault

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi intensified their counter-offensive on Friday to retake ground from out-gunned insurgents who appealed to foreign powers to impose a no-fly zone to stop the onslaught. Government forces, with air supremacy and a big advantage in tanks, appear to have regained…

Gaddafi’s son says ‘victory in sight’ as West frets

TRIPOLI – Moamer Kadhafi’s son said on Thursday victory was in sight against rebels fighting his father’s iron-fisted regime after loyalist forces retook two key towns and Western powers fretted over how to deal with the civil war while tightening the screws further. He spoke after NATO and the European…

Gaddafi tanks, jets strike deeper into rebel heartland

RAS LANUF, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan tanks fired on rebel positions around the oil port of Ras Lanuf and warplanes hit another oil hub further east on Thursday as Muammar Gaddafi carried counter-attacks deeper into the insurgent heartland. In the west, Gaddafi’s army sought to starve out insurgents clinging to…

Libya plane hits town, over one million need aid

RAS LANUF, Libya (Reuters) – Government forces seeking to dislodge rebels from Libya’s strategically important coast struck at an oil town on Monday amid quickening efforts to prevent more humanitarian suffering and a mass refugee exodus. The United Nations said more than one million people fleeing Libya and inside the…

Libyan rebels lose ground to Kadhafi forces

RAS LANUF, Libya (AFP) – Libyan rebels ceded ground to Moamer Kadhafi’s advancing forces Monday as the United States came under increasing pressure to arm the opposition and the UN appointed a special envoy to Tripoli. The rebels began pulling back from the key oil terminal town of Ras Lanuf…

Gaddafi launches massive counter-offensives against Libyan opposition

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi launched counter-offensives against rebel-held towns on Sunday as the popular uprising escalated into open warfare. The resilience of Gaddafi’s forces in the face of the widespread insurrection and their ability to counter-attack will increase fears that Libya is heading for a…

Heavy machinegun fire rocks Libyan capital Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi launched counter-strikes on Sunday to try to take back strategic towns from rebel forces, while intense automatic gunfire reverberated around the capital. The resilience of Gaddafi’s forces in the face of the widespread insurrection and their ability to counter-attack will increase…

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