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QADDADI’S ‘Back Is Against The Wall,’ Sources Say, Amid Reports Libyan Leader Plans To Flee Country – FoxNews.com

August 19, 2011

Aug. 19, 2011: Rebel fighters shoot into the sky during a funeral in the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya. Four bodies of rebel fighters, who were killed on the frontline of Brega, were buried.

Qaddafi’s ‘Back Is Against the Wall,’ Sources Say, Amid Reports Libyan Leader Plans to Flee Country

Published August 19, 2011 | FoxNews.com

Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi’s “back is against the wall” and may be preparing to flee his country, U.S. officials told Fox News, though it’s still too early to tell whether rebel forces closing in on the capital Tripoli are close to ousting him.

Qaddafi’s troops seemed increasingly isolated in recent days, scrambling to use all force available to hold back rebels at the western front of the roiling civil war that has swept the country. Meanwhile, NATO has stepped up bombings in Tripoli, and rebels blocked supply route from Tunisia. A U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that “the squeeze is getting tighter” on Qaddafi — and that he may simply abandon the country.

Libyan rebels are seen in the back of a pick-up truck headed for the frontline near Zawiya in western Libya, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011.

“The regime’s back is against the wall,” the official said, and the rebels are having success across the country including areas around Tripoli. Yet it remained unclear when exactly the Libyan leader would leave the country.

“When Qaddafi decides to go is in the mind of one man,” the top official told Fox News. But the overall message was clear: “It would not be a surprise if Qaddafi decided the time is up.”

via Qaddafi’s ‘Back Is Against The Wall,’ Sources Say, Amid Reports Libyan Leader Plans To Flee Country | FoxNews.com.

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