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Gadhafi Forces Drive Rebels From Oil Port

Also re-take Zawiya, sealing off eastern third of nation

(Newser) - After days of dogged shelling, forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi today drove rebels from the key oil port of Ras Lanouf, a day after they recaptured Zawiya and effectively reclaimed control of the eastern third of the country. Reports out of scarred Zawiya said rebel bodies were being bulldozed away,... More »

Gadhafi Likely to Win: US Intelligence Chief

He says rebels' long-term prospects look bleak

(Newser) - Rebel fighters in Libya are unlikely to beat the forces loyal to ruler Moammar Gadhafi, says the US director of national intelligence. James Clapper pointed out to a Senate panel that the rebels are untrained, poorly organized, and have arms seized from only a few caches, while they face career... More »

Gadhafi Ups Airstrikes as Rookie Mistakes Trip Rebels

Their forces are untrained, and barely organized

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi’s forces launched at least three new airstrikes against Libyan rebels today near the oil port of Ras Lanouf, and one witness says the Gadhafi loyalists also recaptured Zawiyah, the city closest to Gadhafi’s stronghold in Tripoli, the AP reports. Meanwhile, in the rebel-held east, a spokesperson... More »

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