Pro-Gaddafi forces gaining the upper hand in Libya

The leader’s use of fighter planes, tanks and rockets is threatening to overwhelm the poorly-armed rebels, who consist largely of army defectors and civilians, writes Bill Corcoran

12th March, 2011
Pro-Gaddafi forces gaining the upper hand in Libya
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Libyan rebels were last week driven from towns they had secured during the early stages of their uprising against Muammar Gaddafi’s rule by forces loyal to the country’s leader.

The developments in the oil port of Ras Lanuf and Zamiya, a strategically important town to the west of the capital Tripoli, appear to represent a shift of momentum in favour of Gaddafi’s forces, who had been on the back foot since...

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