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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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