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Prospects fade for military overthrow of Gaddafi

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan government forces tried to storm into the besieged city of Misrata on Friday as NATO generals acknowledged their air power was not enough to help insurgents remove Muammar Gaddafi by force alone. Misrata, a lone rebel outpost in the west of the country, has been under…

Rebels close in on oil town as NATO set to take charge

TRIPOLI – Rebels battled on to the eastern oil town of Ajdabiya Thursday as plans firmed for NATO to take over coalition operations after Tripoli came under attack for a sixth day and death tolls mounted. France promised to continue air raids “for as long as necessary,” and Italy offered…