Libya

Gaddafi Retreats from Misurata

After a 12-hour overnight strike, Allied forces have broken Muammar Gaddafi’s siege of Misurata—although his snipers continue to terrorize civilians in the city. Will the rebels be able to take advantage of it? The New York Times offers a first look at the Libyan rebel army—and finds, troublingly, that it only has about 1,000 trained men. Gaddafi’s forces continue to hold on to Ajdabiya in eastern Libya.