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Libya Rebels Seize Brega, Advance on Gadhafi's Tripoli

Gadhafi's grip said to be cracking

(Newser) - Things are looking ever more grim for Moammar Gadhafi: Libyan rebels today said they've gained total control of the oft-captured oil port of Brega, reports the AP , after sealing their grip on its industrial section. This follows Thursday's capture of Zawiyah and Tunisian reports that Gadhafi's longtime...

NATO Choppers Pound Gadhafi
 NATO Choppers Pound Gadhafi 

NATO Choppers Pound Gadhafi

Combat gets up-close and personal after relying on bombers

(Newser) - British Apache and French attack helicopters struck targets for the first time in NATO's campaign in Libya, hitting Moammar Gadhafi's troops early today near a key coastal oil city. The action was a significant step-up in NATO's operations and a major boost to Libyan rebels on the...

Libya Rebels Advance to Brega
 Libya Rebels Advance to Brega 

Libya Rebels Advance to Brega

Leader says key oil town within reach

(Newser) - An officer with Libya's rebels says after four days of holding back, his forces have advanced to the strategic oil town of Brega. Col. Hamid Hassy said today that following scattered clashes with government forces, the rebels were now near the massive oil facilities—and have with them engineers...

4 More Journalists Captured in Libya

Sources say they will be released in Tripoli

(Newser) - Four more journalists have been taken into custody in Libya, including a GlobalPost contributor and an Atlantic freelancer. Forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi took James Foley, Clare Morgana Gillis, and photographers Manu Brabo of Spain and Anton Hammerl of South Africa prisoner Tuesday afternoon on the outskirts of Brega, according...

In Libya, Photos Bear Witness to Gadhafi's Torture

Meanwhile, ICC claims Libya ordered killing of civilians

(Newser) - In pictures uncovered by journalists in Zawiyah, the dead prisoners of Moammar Gadhafi's forces are shown naked or clad only in underwear, hands bound, backs scarred. Other pictures depict ominous scenes: Puddles of blood, a saw. The pictures were discovered in a burned-out police station, where one worker pointed to...

Gadhafi Plants Mines as Libya Rebels Flee

Gadhafi's forces continue to force Libyan rebels' retreat

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi’s forces have taken their fight against the Libyan rebels to the next level, sowing land mines around the city of Ajdabiya. The mines include both anti-personnel mines, which much of the world banned in the 1997 Mines Ban Treaty, and anti-tank mines; Gadhafi’s troops likely planted...

Libya Rebels Retake Brega
 Libya Rebels Retake Brega 

Libya Rebels Retake Brega

Buoyed by NATO strikes, rebels advance as Gadhafi loyalists 'melt away'

(Newser) - Libyan rebels took back a key oil town and pushed westward today toward the capital, seizing momentum from the international airstrikes that tipped the balance away from Moammar Gadhafi. Brega, a main oil export terminal in eastern Libya, fell after a skirmish late yesterday and rebel forces moved swiftly west,...

Libya Rebels Lose Oil Town of Brega to Gadhafi Forces
 Gadhafi Retakes 
 Oil Hub of Brega 

Gadhafi Retakes Oil Hub of Brega

Latest domino in eastern Libya to fall out of rebel control

(Newser) - In the latest domino to fall for Libya's ragtag rebels , state television is reporting that Moammar Gadhafi's forces have retaken the oil town of Brega in eastern Libya. State television has issued faulty reports in the past, notes the AP , but Gadhafi's forces were reportedly 25 miles outside the town...

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