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Gadhafi Loyalists Take Town Near Tripoli

Uprising marks most serious security challenge yet for Libya

(Newser) - The Libyan war may not be over after all; fighters loyal to the old regime seized the town of Bani Walid yesterday, hoisting the green flag of Moammar Gadhafi's Libya after an eight-hour battle with the revolutionary brigade that had been holding the city. "They control the town... More »

Anti-Gadhafi Forces Claim Control of His Hometown

Coastal stronghold of Sirte reportedly falls

(Newser) - Fighters for Libya’s interim government say they have captured Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte after heavy fighting, reports the Guardian . "Thwar Misrata (the Misrata revolution) now control the entrances to Sirte city," said a statement from the Misrata military council. If true, and the anti-Gadhafi forces... More »

In Tripoli, There's Still Love for Gadhafi

Meanwhile, French warplane destroys Libyan plane

(Newser) - Despite Libyans’ revolt against their leader, many in the country, and Tripoli in particular, still fervently support Moammar Gadhafi, reports the Washington Post . The paper tells of "near round-the-clock displays of devotion" in the capital, with residents clad in Gadhafi green chanting while holding pictures of their leader. His... More »

Heir Not Just Putin's Puppet

Medvedev favors Western style and outlook

(Newser) - The man hand picked by Vladimir Putin to be his successor and a virtually certain victor in this Sunday's election has been portrayed in the West as the Russian president's personal puppet. But Dmitri Medvedev, who plans to appoint Putin as his prime minister, may be more independent, reform-minded and... More »

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