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Thursday
Mar032011

Gadhafi Forces Strike Brega

Photo Courtesy - US State Dept.(BENGHAZI, Libya) -- Forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi launched more air attacks Thursday on the Libyan oil port city of Brega, now controlled by rebels. The air strikes were targeting the airport in Brega next to the oil terminal. They hit strategic assets hard, dropping bombs on the city and on land, firing from a hilltop, 460 miles east of the capitol Tripoli.

This is the most significant battle in what's shaping up to be a civil war.

While the opposition wants the US to enforce a no-fly zone, so far the US is resisting saying that would be a big operation in a big country.

Also in Libya Thursday, Pro-Gadhafi forces seized three Dutch marines as they were helping to evacuate their nationals. Now the Netherlands is trying to negotiate their release. This, as humanitarian help is on the way with two US ships and at least 800 marines in the Mediterranean waters´╗┐.

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