Libyan Fighting Intensifies, US Warships in Suez Canal

Civil war

In the latest news from Libya, fierce fighting is being reported in strategic cities and towns such as the oil export terminal of Brega, as pro-Gaddafi forces try to retake areas seized by rebels.

Gaddafi swore today that he would never surrender:

“We put our fingers in the eyes of those who doubt that Libya is ruled by anyone other than its people,” he said as delegates chanted “God, Muammar, Libya, only.”

“We will enter a bloody war and thousands and thousands of Libyans will die if the United States enters or NATO enters,” Gaddafi added as I and other journalists sat on the floor just 10 m (yards) away from the man who has ruled Libya for 40 years.

And the US has sent two warships through the Suez Canal toward Libya…

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