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March 2nd, 2011
09:26 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Bombs Falling in Libya

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Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Tonight on 360°, we take you inside the fight for Libya. We have new video from the town of Breg, where the Libyan Air Force dropped at least three bombs.

One of the bombs fell just 40 yards away from CNN's Ben Wedeman, who said Gadhafi's regime was targeting him and about 250 anti-government forces headed for Berga to engage Libyan forces.

We'll talk with Wedeman tonight on the program and show you his remarkable video of the bomb damage.

There's also video of ground fighting near Brega, where key oil oil and natural gas facilities are located.

Remember Moammar Gadhafi has said Libyan fighters don't exist. Instead he claims al Qaeda and drugged kids are behind the opposition. Gadhafi also claims military fighter jets are only targeting ammunition depots, not people.

Tonight Anderson will ask a Libyan government spokesman about how those claims match up against the facts. We're Keeping Them Honest.

You'll also hear from a man in Tunisia, who has fled Libya. He says his brother was murdered by the Gadhafi's regime.

There's also concern about the people fleeing Libya. Over the past 24 hours, a tent city for an estimated 18,000 refugees has sprung up in Tunisia near the border it shares with Libya. The people staying at the camp are some of the nearly 150,000 refugees who have left Tripoli and other cities. Ivan Watson has the latest on the efforts to help the homeless.

We'll also look at the new development on the U.S. response to the crisis.

Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET. See you then.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Mike

    We have heard about the US government, EU, and UN opinions about the issue, but what about the African Union (AU)? why they don't say a word about it?

    March 2, 2011 at 11:03 pm |
  2. Henok G.

    Another important issue i observed: today morning, Gaddafi warned international intervention forces (unilateral-US, or multilateral-NATO etc). If the government of Libya is really fighting Al-qaeda, which is on the top agenda of the world community and international peace, he(Gadaffi is logically supposed to welcome the international intervention to help him fight against the terror. Look at how this analysis conflict each other. If at all the issue is about fighting alqaeda, it is not only the Libyan concern, it is the concern of international community. But, why did gadaffi warned America and any other foreign intervention if that is truely the case?

    Thank you

    March 2, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  3. Carol Nagel

    Hi Anderson,
    The government official that was just on was probably told to say all those crazy things, or they will blow his head off as soon as the camera stops rolling. You were playing hard ball with him, kudos to you for doing so, love your show!
    Carol
    Laguna Niguel, CA

    March 2, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  4. Henok G.

    I am following your question posed to the government spokes person. This is what I observed. If the protest started with a peaceful professors and lawyer, why are they finally forced to resort to force? this shows me that the government used force against peaceful protesters that gives rise the people to self-defend themselves. If the government is democratic, why do they tried to crash the peaceful demonstration.

    Generally, I understood from the spokesperson that he wanted to mischief the western states under the guise of al-qeda. He knows that the western countries are sensitive to fighting terrorism and sensitive to also alq-eda. The libyan government is playing against the western countries in the name of fighting terrorism. This is completely false. The spech that they have been giving all over this week is completely contradictory.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  5. Boyanjohn

    Gaddafi murderer devil

    March 2, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  6. Joshua from WV

    I keep hearing that you all have video of Libya aircrafts bombing and striking down on there own people. But all I see is the after affects I have yet to see a airplane or anything.For all we know it is other countries bombing them and trying to make it seem like they are bombing there own people.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  7. Bob Carlson

    Anderson

    dont spin the Rebels-as armed civilians, combat defines the role.

    Influenced by money and arms, poor people can become rebels in a hurry. Feed your family for a year, carrying a weapon and fighting for a month.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  8. Ahmed Almaghraw

    Helloooo Anderson, What the Libyan need now is blocking Gadhafi TV and Radio from broadcasting. In other word, blocking Gadhafi's propaganda machine from broadcasting to isolate him from his troop. This is can be done easily. Second no- fly zone in order not to allow him to use air force as well as bring more troops from Africa.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  9. Bob

    The reason the gadhafis keep stating that everything is normal, everything is fine, it is because, they want to hide their treacheries, their killings, their lies, their attrocities... The rationale is that if no one knows about the mass killings, then there is no mass killings, and they have done nothing wrong... It is a propaganda war... The Lybian protesters need to organize their leadership... The Libyan protesters need to organize their militias or army.... The Libyan protesters may have forgotten about their friends in Egypt... The Egyptian army has extensive weapons from the United States, which are the most advanced in the world... Airstrikes from Egypt and weapons from Egypt against gadhafi, depending on the intel in libya, may be enough for gadhafi to fall.... The intelligence on this, has to be very precise though...

    March 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  10. nadia

    I doubt any talk with the Libyan government will make a difference.. If it wasn't for social media and the evidence of Gaddafi's crimes against his people. We all would have believed Gaddafi's speech yesterday, he's calm, relaxed, confident and knows how to put on a show.
    They say when someone starts a lie, in the process he'll believe and live his lies and I think this is Ghaddafi he believes his own lies and if it wasn't for media's coverage he would have convinced the world.
    So the least I can say is thank you for all your hard work.. and pray that this ends soon, so many lives are being lost and we'll have more trauma to deal with. We don't need now an action to free Libya for it will be free, we need to save Libya..

    March 2, 2011 at 9:50 pm |
  11. Kitty Kelso

    My information tells me this crazed man, Gadhafi, is dropping bombs on his own people. Time to clear all journalists from area. Top Gun, it's up to you. kk

    March 2, 2011 at 9:31 pm |