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New air missions attack Gaddafi troops: Pentagon

WASHINGTON – The United States used low-flying combat aircraft against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi’s ground troops, the Pentagon said Monday, but denied it was directly supporting the rebels. “We have employed A-10s and AC-130s over the weekend,” US Vice Admiral Bill Gortney, director of the US military’s Joint Staff, told…

Western warplanes, missiles hit Libyan targets

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Western forces hit targets along the Libyan coast on Saturday, using strikes from air and sea to force Muammar Gaddafi’s troops to cease fire and end attacks on civilians. Libyan state television said 48 people had been killed and 150 wounded in the allied air strikes. It…

Bahrain forces launch crackdown on protesters

MANAMA (Reuters) – Bahraini forces backed by helicopters launched a crackdown on protesters on Wednesday, imposing a curfew and clearing hundreds from a camp that had become the symbol of an uprising by the Shi’ite Muslim majority. Hospital sources said three policemen and at least two protesters were killed in…

Riot police flee anti-government protesters in Bahrain

MANAMA (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters in Bahrain swarmed back into a symbolic square on Saturday, putting riot police to flight in a striking victory for their cause. Crowds had approached Pearl Square in Manama from different directions, creating a standoff with riot police who had moved in earlier to replace…

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