Libya's rebels approaching Sirte: March 28 Mideast update(Read article summary)
Libya's rebels, after a weekend of victories in several eastern cities, are approaching Sirte, a Qaddafi stronghold. Assad is likely lifting Syria's state of emergency. And in Yemen, Saleh says he is done making concessions to protesters.
Over the weekend and into Monday, rebel forces staged a westward offensive, retaking Ajdabiya, Brega, Ras Lanuf, and Bin Jawwad. As of Monday, most outlets were reporting that they were about 75 miles east of Sirte, the hometown of Muammar Qaddafi and one of his strongholds, and that rebels were preparing to try to take Sirte for the first time. However, there were some unconfirmed reports that the rebels had already taken the city.
Obama will give a TV address on Libya at 7:30 tonight.