Civil War

Libyan Rebels Continue Retreat

The Libyan rebels’ woes continue, as Muammar Gaddafi’s forces recaptured the towns of Ras Lanuf and Brega Wednesday, giving him control of much of the east’s oil-producing region. Rebels are once again in Ajdabiya, the last line of defense before their stronghold in Benghazi. Still, the defection of Gaddafi’s foreign minister Musa Kusa to London shows doubts within his government that he can continue to hold on to power.