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U.S. General Sees Stalemate Between Qaddafi Forces and Rebels

The fight between Muammar Qaddafi’s forces and Libyan rebels is settling into a stalemate, the U.S. general who led the opening phase of the alliance military operation said, as the U.K. announced that a ship carrying humanitarian aid reached the besieged rebel-held city of Misrata.

NATO commanders are deploying more warplanes in their effort to halt forces loyal to Qaddafi. The military alliance’s jets flew 73 missions to identify and engage possible ground targets yesterday, up from 66 the day before. Rebels fleeing toward the city of Ajdabiya in eastern Libya said their tanks and a convoy were mistakenly hit by North Atlantic Treaty Organization fighter jets, the Associated Press reported. Ten rebels were killed, Al Arabiya television reported.