Men celebrate atop a destroyed tank belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi after an air strike by coalition forces in Ajdabiya on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Libyan rebels backed by allied air strikes seized the strategic town. (Photo credit: Suhaib Salem / Reuters)
3/27/11 Video update
Libya rebel advance follows allied airstrikes (NBC Nightly News, March 27, 2011) – Moammar Gadhafi’s forces made a hasty retreat – leaving behind tanks, trucks and half-eaten meals – after allied airstrikes opened a corridor for rebels to surge through. NBC’s Richard Engel reports. (03:02)
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Is Libya Military Action Constitutional? (March 22, 2011)
Libya Air War Begins (March 19, 2011)
NATO Ultimatum to Gadhafi (March 18, 2011)
Libya No-Fly Zone, Airstrikes Imminent (March 17, 2011)
Libyan Rebels Advance on Tripoli (March 5, 2011)
Gadhafi Steers Libya to Civil War (Feb. 22, 2011)
Deadly Crackdown in Libya (Feb. 20, 2011)
FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — March 26, 2010
Former U.S.-backed prime minister Ayad Allawi, left, and his secular coalition narrowly won Iraq’s parliamentary elections in final returns released March 26, 2010, edging out the bloc of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and earning the right to get the first shot at trying to form a government. (Photo credit: Karim Kadim / AP)
One year ago today, I reported that former U.S.-backed prime minister Ayad Allawi and his secular, anti-Iranian coalition narrowly won Iraq’s parliamentary elections, edging out the bloc of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and a coalition that includes anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, which finished a strong third and could end up playing the role of kingmaker.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Two Years Ago — March 26, 2009
Pfc. Justin Shults shows some of the burn wounds he received after being electrocuted in a shower facility in Iraq, in this photo taken in January 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. Shults suffered third-degree burns on 13 percent of his body. He is suing contractor KBR Inc. for faulty wiring of the facility. (Photo credit: Kin Man Hui / San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Two years ago today, on March 26, 2009, I reported that the military was scrambling to inspect more than 90,000 U.S.-run facilities across Iraq to reduce a deadly threat troops face off the battlefield: electrocution or shock while showering or using appliances.
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