Gaddafi Crushes Rebels’ Advance

No victor emerged in yet another bloody day of clashes in Libya. Pro-Gaddafi forces beat back a rebel onslaught near the coast on Sunday, stopping the opposition’s westward advance after a momentous weekend in which they captured the oil port of Ras Lanouf. But the rebels vowed to regroup and make another push to take the coastal town of Bin Jawwad—and decried a Gaddafi victory rally in Tripoli as a farce. Meanwhile, heavy fighting continues to rage in Zawiya, a strategic city near the nation’s capital, and Misrata, where a vicious attack by pro-government forces left at least 18 people dead.