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Libyan rebels fill the bed of a pickup truck leaving the eastern town of Ras Lanouf, Libya, on Thursday, March 10, 2011. Col. Moammar Gadhafi's forces pushed rebel fighters from the strategic oil port of Ras Lanouf on Thursday, driving the opposition from the city with a withering rain of artillery fire. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Photo by: Nasser Nasser
Libyan rebels fill the bed of a pickup truck leaving the eastern town of Ras Lanouf, Libya, on Thursday, March 10, 2011. Col. Moammar Gadhafi's forces pushed rebel fighters from the strategic oil port of Ras Lanouf on Thursday, driving the opposition from the city with a withering rain of artillery fire. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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