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A Libyan rebel urges people to leave, as shelling from Moammar Gadhafi's forces started landing on the frontline outside of Bin Jawaad, 150 km east of Sirte, central Libya. (AP)
A Libyan rebel urges people to leave, as shelling from Moammar Gadhafi's forces started landing on the frontline outside of Bin Jawaad, 150 km east of Sirte, central Libya. (AP)

Opposition troops are not making any headway in their effort to capture Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte, which is the gateway to the western part of the country. They've been beaten back from Sirte by government tanks and rockets.

But overall, analysts say the U.N.-mandated no fly zone and campaign of strikes by the U.S. and its allies has helped rebel forces regain lost territory. We get an update from the BBC.

This segment aired on March 29, 2011.

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