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Libya / Uprising #989724

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 09, 2011
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The battle for Libya between leader Muammar el-Kadhafi's government troops and the rebel opposition updated; scenes from Zawiyah, the east and a map shown.

(Ajdabiya: Mandy Clark) The targeting of oil production featured; scenes shown of columns of smoke from the oil terminals at Sidra, rebel artillery fire outside Ben Jiwwad, the wounded in hospital in Ajdabiya and captured rebels.

(Studio: Katie Couric; Zawiyah: Mark Phillips) The fighting in Zawiyah and the importance of the rebel holdout for Kadhafi's regime discussed; scenes shown from the streets of a town under siege.

(Studio: Katie Couric) The diplomatic moves by Kadhafi to head off foreign intervention noted.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The risks of any option being considered by the US examined; details given about a no-fly zone and an embargo. [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON - says this needs to be an international effort.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - says a no-fly zone begins win an attack on Libya.] [Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David SEPTULA†- says a no-fly zone is not risk-free; recounts the dangers in the no-fly zone in Iraq.] [Marine Corps commandant Gen. James AMOS†- says helicopters are the threat.] What the rebels can do against Kadhafi's planes discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Clark, Mandy;
Phillips, Mark;
Martin, David

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