Qadhafi Launches an Offensive Attack in Eastern Libya

Rebel forces are calling for foreign airstrikes.


Col. Muammar Qadhafi has launched an offensive attack in eastern Libya in an effort to retake the region. Rebel forces are fighting back and are calling for foreign airstrikes. Qadhafi is warning foreign leaders of "another Vietnam" if they get involved, Reuters reports. Qadhafi still holds the Libyan capital of Tripoli, where supporters are rallying for the man who has controlled Libya for more than 40 years. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of foreign workers, many of them Egyptian, are fleeing Libya but are stranded on the Tunisian side of the border with little money to return home. The United Nations is setting up transit camps there, expecting nearly 24,000 people by the end of the week.