Libya

Gaddafi Pushes Into Ajdabiya

Once again, Muammar Gaddafi is on the brink of Benghazi: His fighters launched a surprise attack on Ajdabiya, the last city before the rebel capital. Rebels claim to have repelled the attack, but also to have lost eight soldiers. Rebels once again blamed NATO: “NATO has become our problem,” said rebel leader Abdul Fattah Younis. However, NATO has been active in the west, destroying 15 of Gaddafi’s tanks near Misrata. Still, rebels in that city say a recent assault by Gaddafi’s troops killed 30 of their soldiers.