Libyan Conflict Remains Stalemated After Nearly Four Months as presented by: Sacramento Bee

The conflict in Libya is nearly four months along, but the situation on the ground appears mostly stalemated. NATO airstrikes have kept the outgunned rebels from being overrun, but the rebels have been unable to mount an effective offensive against Gadhafi's better equipped armed forces. Gadhafi's regime has been slowly crumbling from within. A significant number of army officers and several Cabinet ministers have defected, and most have expressed support for the opposition, but Gadhafi's hold on power shows little sign of loosening. A Libyan volunteer jumps over his comrades during a military training course before going to the frontline in the rebel strong hold of Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, June 2, 2011. According to rebel authorities, after three weeks of intense military training, the volunteers are ready to fight against forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Boys play on a destroyed tank inside a vegetable market in Tripoli Street, the former center of fighting between the rebels and Moammar Gadhafi's forces in Misrata, Libya. Rebel fighters act as security in downtown Benghazi, Libya, Thursday, May 19, 2011.

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