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As the U.S. considers military action in Libya, today Moammar Gadhafi's regime launched a new air assault in attempt to crush the uprising.
The Libyan Air Force bombed opposition-controlled positions near the eastern coastal town of Ras Lanuf. CNN's Ben Wedman and his crew saw the airstrikes after they were forced to leave a hotel amid fears of a government attack. Tonight he'll tell you about his brush again Gadhafi forces.
Closer to Tripoli, in the city of Bin Jawad, it seems Gadhafi's forces have made progress. There was heavy fighting in the city over the weekend, with at least five people killed Sunday, medical sources said.
Meanwhile, 150 pro-government troops moved into the city of Zawiya, west of Tripoli. The government insists its regained control the city, but when CNN arrived it appeared the opposition still had the upper hand.
CNN's Nic Robertson had to duck for cover today in the city when heavy-machine gunfire rang out. We'll show you that video tonight on 360.
As the fighting continues so do the lies. We're Keeping Them Honest. See how Gadhafi's latest message doesn't match the facts.
We also have developments on the U.S. response to the uprising.
U.S., France and Britain, who are members of the U.N. Security Council, are working on a possible resolution that would include language on a no-fly zone over Libya.
Is that the right move? Should the U.S. do more? Will other countries support a no-fly zone? We'll talk it over with CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen and David Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush.
President Obama addressed the uprising today at the White House.
"We send a very clear message to the Libyan people that we will stand with them in the face of unwarranted violence and the continued suppression of the democratic ideals," Pres. Obama said.
With all that's going on in Libya, we haven't forgotten Egypt. There are signs that the old regime of Hosni Mubarak's may be trying to erase evidence of their crimes.
Protesters broke into government buildings and discovered documents burned and shredded, just as the new government was being formed.
We'll have those latest developments and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET on CNN. See you then.
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