All Roads Lead to Tripoli


The war in Libya appears to have lurched into a new, possibly decisive phase. After weeks of slow, grinding conflict, rebels fighting the forces of Muammar Gaddafi were on the verge of making a push toward Tripoli, the capital. NATO air strikes had enabled rebel forces to take total control of the strategic town of Zawiyah, just west of the capital. In desperation, Gaddafi called for residents of the city to take up arms in his defense. The rebels are confident that supporters and comrades inside Tripoli--where the regime's grip has remained tightest--will rise up...

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