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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…

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