# Libya 06/03
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Hide caption Libyan rebels watch smoke rising from an oil pipe just outside the town of Ras Lanuf, where many anti-regime fighters retreated after artillery and airstrikes from government troops Wednesday. Marco Longari/Getty Images Hide caption Refugees who fled Libya bathe in the Choucha refugee camp, near the Tunisian border town of Ras Jdir on Tuesday. The Red Cross and the United Arab Emirates plan to build two new camps on Tunisia's border.
6 March 2011 | UK Dozens of military leaders, welfare groups and academics are calling on the Government to think again about defence spending cuts. In a letter to The Independent on Sunday, they say events in north Africa and the Middle East show the world has changed significantly since the review was announced. Admiral Sir John "Sandy" Woodward, the commander of Britain's taskforce during the Falklands War and one of Britain's most respected military figures, is amongst those who have signed the letter. He has been critical of the disposal of Britain's Harrier fleet, stating: "Lives are being lost in the front line where the Harriers were maintained at 20 minutes' notice for sortie. The Tornadoes, because they are so old and decrepit, have to be given 24 hours' notice."
LIBYA: State TV reports significant gains for pro-Kadafi forces; rebels, journalists deny claims | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles TimesLibyan state TV claimed Sunday that forces loyal to leader Moammar Kadafi had recaptured a number of key towns from rebels -- claims swiftly denied by the rebels and some news organizations. Kadafi-controlled TV said troops had retaken Libya's third largest city, Misurata, and the key oil pipeline hub Ras Lanuf. The report also claimed that Kadafi troops were in control of Tobruk in the far east. Throngs of Kadafi supporters waving green flags reportedly took to the streets of Tripoli to celebrate the announcement. But rebels and journalists on the ground rejected the claims.
We are tracking the latest developments to keep you updated on the situation on the ground. There are interactive maps located in the Protest map page to keep up with the latest movements. You can also click on our links to follow the latest Live Libya Blogs and featured twitters. On the Go? -Follow us on Twitter @Feb17Libya for the same live updates. Al Jazeera English – Live Blog Reports
The spirit of unity has spread like wildfire during these momentous weeks. With faith in God, Libyans drew inspiration from Tunisians and determination from Egyptians as they push to overthrow Gaddafi after nearly 42 years of brutality. Men, women and children are joining together and taking on duties amidst forces trying to repress the people.