Hours after NATO’s secretary-general declared that Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year “reign of terror” was coming to an end, South African President Jacob Zuma flew into Tripoli on Monday to attempt to broker a peace deal with the much-maligned leader. Zuma met with several dignitaries—but not with Gaddafi, who hasn’t been seen since May 11. Meanwhile, Britain has added “bunker-busting” bombs to its arsenal and U.S. officials have considered deploying a small ground force to help unseat Gaddafi. "He is increasingly isolated at home and abroad,” said the NATO secretary-general of Gaddafi. “Even those closest to him are departing, defecting or deserting."
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