(Euronews: 0126 PST, March 31, 2011) Libyan rebels are in full-blown retreat as Gaddafi's forces use their superior firepower and military know-how to make gains along the country's east coast. The towns of Nawfaliyah, Bin Jawad, and Ras Lanuf fell in quick succession. The Libyan army outflanked rebel forces, which lack training, discipline, and leadership.
Western aircraft flew over the battlefield, but there was no evidence of any airstrikes on Gaddafi's forces. It appears that anti-Gaddafi militia are unable to make inroads without Western air support.