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World 08 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Syrian troops move on restive town, West alarmed

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrians fled a restive town near the Turkish border on Tuesday, fearing bloodshed as troops with tanks approached, under orders to hit back after the government accused armed bands there of killing scores of its security men.

World 08 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gaddafi forces advance on Libya's Misrata - rebels

MISRATA (Reuters) - Thousands of troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi advanced on the rebel-held western city of Misrata on Wednesday, shelling it from three sides in attacks that killed at least 12 rebels, a rebel spokesman said.

World 08 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Syrians flee town as troops approach

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrians fled a restive town towards the Turkish border, fearing bloodshed as troops with tanks approached, under orders to hit back after the government accused armed bands there of killing scores of its security men.

World 08 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

NATO jets pound Tripoli, Gaddafi vows to fight on

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - NATO warplanes struck the Libyan capital several times an hour, hour after hour on Tuesday in the most sustained bombardment of Tripoli since the bombing campaign began, but Muammar Gaddafi said he would fight to the death.

World 08 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Syrians flee town as troops approach

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey called on Syria on Wednesday to rein in violence against civilians and promised not to turn away refugees as some residents of a Syrian border town headed for the Turkish frontier in fear of a military assault.

World 08 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gaddafi defiant as NATO intensifies Tripoli strikes

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - NATO unleashed its heaviest bombing of the Libyan capital since air strikes began in March, but Muammar Gaddafi vowed to fight to the end.

World 08 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

29 killed in 60 strikes on Libyan capital - government

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least 29 people were killed in 60 strikes on the Libyan capital on Tuesday, government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim told reporters.

World 08 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Syrian troops move on town, West seeks U.N. vote

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrians fled a restive town near the Turkish border on Tuesday, fearing bloodshed as troops with tanks approached, under orders to hit back after the government accused armed bands there of killing scores of its security men.

World 08 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gaddafi's forces advance on Libya's Misrata-rebels

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Thousands of troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi advanced on the rebel-held western city of Misrata on Wednesday, shelling it from three sides in attacks that killed at least 12 rebels, a rebel spokesman said.

World 08 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

ICC inquiry may not bar Gaddafi leaving - UK minister

LONDON (Reuters) - An International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation of Muammar Gaddafi is not necessarily an obstacle to him leaving Libya to end its four-month-long crisis, a British minister said on Wednesday.