Forces loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi have made major gains against anti-government rebels 1103113
Defense News - The conflict in Libya
Friday, March 11, 2011, 10:25 AM
Forces loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi have made major gains against anti-government rebels.
Outgunned and ill-trained, Libya’s rebels look increasingly vulnerable in the face of Colonel Gaddafi’s ferocious firepower. Forces loyal to Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi have made major gains against anti-government rebels, pushing them from two key areas.
Libyan rebels fire BM-21 rockets at government troops on the frontline
EU leaders are due to discuss the crisis, with the UK and France leading calls for a strong response. UK Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on Thursday for an immediate halt to violence against civilians and for Col Muammar Gaddafi and his "clique" to leave.
Mustafa Abdul Jalil, leader of the Libyan rebels urged the international community to follow the lead of France by recognising the rebel administration in Benghazi as the legitimate government of Libya.
At the moment the forces of Colonel Gaddafi progress with victory. In case of victory by Colonel Khadafi forces, consequences for the countries as France and United Kingdom, which gave an opinion in favor of the opposition could be dramatic, with the opening of a second terrorism threat from Libya.
Western journalists in the city of Zawiya, west of Tripoli, confirmed the Gaddafi regime's claims that the city had fallen after days of bombardment.
Meanwhile, three Dutch soldiers captured in eastern Libya during a botched mission to help evacuate foreigners have been freed. They arrived in Athens early on Friday after being flown out on a Greek military plane.
During an interview at the television, Saif Gaddafi Al-Islam, one of the sons of Colonel Kadhafi showed her determination to keep the control of the country, it could succeed his father in case of victory.
In this case which would be the reaction of the international community?
Saif Gaddafi Al-Islam, one of the sons of Colonel Kadhafi