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Libya Rebels Unable To Hold Oil Port Despite NATO Airstrikes

BREGA, Libya — Libyan government forces on Tuesday unleashed a withering bombardment of the rebels outside a key oil town pushing them back, even as the regime said Moammar Gadhafi might consider some reforms but would not stepping dow…

BREGA, Libya — Libyan government forces on Tuesday unleashed a withering bombardment of the rebels outside a key oil town pushing them back, even as the regime said Moammar Gadhafi might consider some reforms but would not stepping down.

The rebels managed to take part of the oil town of Brega the day before, aided by an international air campaign that has pounded Gadhafi’s heavy weapons, but the rocket and artillery salvos unleashed on the rebels indicates the government’s offensive capabilities remain very much intact.

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