Libyan forces stepped up their offensive to crush a popular uprising against Muammar Gaddafi Tuesday using rockets, tanks and warplanes to attack rebel strongholds in the east and the west.
REUTERS - Libyan government forces attacked rebels with rockets, tanks and warplanes on western and eastern fronts, intensifying their offensive to crush the revolt against Muammar Gaddafi.
France 24's Cyril Vanier reports on Gaddafi forces renewed attacks on rebel positions near Ras Lanuf
In besieged Zawiyah, the closest rebel-held city to Tripoli, trapped residents cowered from the onslaught on Tuesday.
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The rebel leadership said that if Gaddafi stepped down within 72 hours it would not seek to bring him to justice.
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One strike smashed a house in a residential area of Ras Lanuf, gouging a big hole in the ground floor.
Representatives of the Libyan opposition were meeting EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Strasbourg on Tuesday evening before addressing the European Parliament.
Date created : 2011-03-08