Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Libyan rebels flee east from Gaddafi Bombardment - 30th Mar 2011

Libyan rebels fled in headlong retreat from the superior firepower and tactics of Muammar Gaddafi's troops on Wednesday, exposing the insurgents' weakness without Western air strikes to tip the scales for them.

It took more than five days of allied aerial bombardment to destroy government tanks and artillery in the strategic town of Ajdabiyah before rebels rushed in and chased Gaddafi's troops 300 km (200 miles) west in a two-day dash along the coast.

Two days later they are back close to where they started. Read More