Chicago-area Libyans watch with concern as Qaddafi's forces gain ground

March 15, 2011

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Family and friends carry the coffin of a rebel fighter the day after he was killed in Abdajiya, Libya.

Today forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Qaddafi seemed to inch closer to the rebel held capital of Benghazi. Qaddafi’s forces have already taken back another rebel held town to the west of Tripoli. Opposition fighters have pleaded for a no-fly zone but the international community has remained reluctant. Yesterday, the United Nations Security Council took up the question but failed to reach a decision.  We discuss Libya's ongoing political crisis with Sarah Burshan,  a Libyan American who has helped organize several anti-Qaddafi protests in Chicago and Ali Elgheriani.  Elgheriani was born and raised in Benghazi, Libya.