1. Libya

    Rebels to Algeria: Return the Gaddafis

    Rebel fighters look towards the enemy as they hear the sound of bombardments in the village of Mayah, some 30 kilometers west from Tripoli, LIbya, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011.  Libyan rebels said they were less than 20 miles (30 kilometers) from Moammar Gadhafi's main stronghold of Tripoli on Sunday, a day after opposition fighters launched their first attack on the capital itself. Fighters said a 600-strong rebel force that set out from Zawiya has reached the outskirts of the village of Jedaim and was coming under heavy fire from regime forces on the eastern side of the town.

    Sergey Ponomarev / AP Photo

    Libyan rebels have accused Algeria of aggression for granting refuge to Muammar Gaddafi’s wife and three of his children and called on Algeria to hand them over. “We consider this an act of aggression," a rebel spokesman said. "We are warning anybody not to shelter Gaddafi and his sons. We are going after them.” However, Algeria—which has not recognized the rebels—defended its move, saying it was just following the “holy rule of hospitality.” Rebels are also claiming to have killed Gaddafi’s son Khamis and his intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi. Reuters says the killings would be “ the highest-profile casualties on the Gaddafi side” yet, but notes that Khamis has been reported dead twice before during the uprising, only to reappear.

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