The War of the Road

I spent Sunday, my last day reporting from Libya (for now), chasing the front line. We drove through Ajdabiya, then Brega, then Ras Lanuf but couldn’t move fast enough to find Colonel’s Gaddafi’s retreating forces. Somewhere in front of us was the ragtag rebel army who raced through liberated town after liberated town, taking each … More The War of the Road

Battle for Benghazi

It came in from the sea, somewhere to the north. At first the residents of Benghazi cheered, believing it would herald the start of air strikes against Gaddafi forces still rumbling towards their city. “Is it European,” shouted one. Then it swung back around the city, describing, a high, slow circle even as artillery shells … More Battle for Benghazi

Crush at Ras Jedir

Things got pretty ugly today. Where yesterday tens of thousands of people stood patiently waiting for their chance to enter Tunisia from Libya, today they surged towards the blue railings and a line of policemen trying to hold them back. Dozens were plucked unconscious from the heaving mass. Aid workers lobbed baguettes and bottles of … More Crush at Ras Jedir