While the international community is unable - or unwilling - to decide on imposing a no-fly zone in Libya, mad dictator Gaddafi ´s mercenaries are fast advancing. While the world´s attention now is focused on the tragic events in Japan, Gaddafi is able to intensify the bloodbath against his own people.
Forces loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi pressed their offensive into eastern Libya on Sunday, as an unraveling and demoralized rebel force fled the coastal oil town of Brega and began to lose its grip on power in its de facto capital city of Benghazi.
The battlefield developments lent urgency to an Arab League request Saturday to the United Nations Security Council to enforce a no-fly zone over Libyan airspace that is likely to be taken up this week.
The League's decision was an unprecedented endorsement of military action aimed at an Arab country, but European diplomats said it wouldn't likely suffice to ensure the measure is enacted.
The opposition's armed ragtag volunteer corps continued to lose ground. Rebel officials on Sunday said they have begun rounding up Gadhafi supporters in Benghazi following a string of mysterious explosions, armed robberies and the assassination on Saturday night of a journalist from al-Jazeera, the Arab satellite channel.
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The volunteer corps are fighting bravely, but they are no match for Gaddafi´s well armed mercenaries: