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G-8 Split on Libya No-Fly Zone With Russia, Germany Opposed

Group of Eight foreign ministers failed to agree on a possible no-fly zone over Libya as rebel fighters were pushed back by Muammar Qaddafi’s forces.

Pro-Qaddafi fighters moved into the gateway city of Ajdabiya, about 100 miles from the rebel capital of Benghazi. The government forces attacked on two sides of the city with airstrikes and artillery followed by troops entering in tanks and personnel carriers, the Associated Press reported. Later reports by al-Jazeera television said government forces didn’t have control of the city.