An anti-Gadhafi rebel, carries his RPG as he walks forward with other rebels to fight in the front line during fighting against pro-Gadhafi fighters, near the town of Bin-Jawad, eastern Libya, Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Libyan warplanes launched at least three new airstrikes Tuesday near rebel positions in the oil port of Ras Lanouf, keeping up a counteroffensive to prevent the opposition from advancing toward leader Moammar Gadhafi's stronghold in the capital Tripoli. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
An anti-Gadhafi rebel, carries his RPG as he walks forward with other rebels to fight in the front line during fighting against pro-Gadhafi fighters, near the town of Bin-Jawad, eastern Libya, Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Libyan warplanes launched at least three new airstrikes Tuesday near rebel positions in the oil port of Ras Lanouf, keeping up a counteroffensive to prevent the opposition from advancing toward leader Moammar Gadhafi's stronghold in the capital Tripoli. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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TRIPOLI, Libya — After dramatic successes over the past weeks, Libya's rebel movement appears to have hit a wall of overwhelming power from loyalists of Moammar Gadhafi. Pro-regime forces halted its drive on Tripoli with a heavy barrage of rockets in the east and threatened Tuesday to recapture the closest rebel-held city to the capital in the west.

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