Libyan foreign minister resigns as rebels retreat

Col. Muammar el-Qadaffi's rebel gained ground Wednesday although Libya's foreign minister resigned from his post, according to the New York Times.

The British Government told the Wall Street Journal that Moussa Koussa, who is the highest-level official to quit since the uprising began, arrived in London Wednesday.
This is a significant blow for the regime, which looks as if it is crumbling from within," a British official told the Wall Street Journal.

Despite NATO airstrikes, rebels continued to retreat toward Benghazi, their stronghold, which was reached by Qadaffi's forces two weeks ago before the bombing began, reported the New York Times.

The New York Times said the Obama administration would continue to encourage confidants of Qaddafi to abandon their leadership positions.

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